Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 10/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Monday, October 3, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-105) Chicago (-115)
The Minnesota Twins (77-82) are en route to Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday where they will go up against the Chicago White Sox (78-80). The odds on this game have the Twins at -105 while the White Sox are sitting at -115. The over/under is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Bailey Ober and Johnny Cueto.
The Twins have accrued 264 doubles as a unit and have hit 174 balls out of the stadium. Minnesota is slugging .403 and have struck out 1,318 times, while taking a walk on 503 occasions. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 16th in MLB. They have accumulated 651 runs batted in in addition to 1,333 hits for the season, while their batting average is sitting at .249. They have tallied 679 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .318.
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Twins pitchers have given up 180 home runs in addition to 667 total runs (13th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 461 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.04 as a team for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.84 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.25. The Twins hold a team earned run average of 3.99 on the season (18th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,309 batters.
The Twins have sent 537 relievers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 181 runners this year and 29.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have tallied 27 saves this season and have blown 27 of their 54 chances to save the game. The Twins bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 155 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 100 holds over the course of the season (6th in baseball). Twins relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 131 times in addition to having 165 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Minnesota Twins have accumulated 4,212 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,280 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which is 10th in MLB, and have a total of 118 double plays. The Twins have transformed 70.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,636 innings on the diamond, ranking them 14th in professional baseball.
Ober (5-6 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.91 and he has gone up against 587 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 138 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 29 walks. His earned run average is 3.83 (61 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.165. Ober has taken the mound for 143 innings and has accumulated 143 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Chicago White Sox have recorded a team OBP of .312 as well as a team batting average of .257 this year. They have been rung up on 1,240 instances (24th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,409 base knocks. Chicago has recorded 146 home runs on the campaign to go along with 640 RBIs. The White Sox hold a team slugging percentage of .388 and they tally 4.25 runs per game (18th in baseball). They have put up 263 two-baggers, while getting a free base 382 times and scoring 672 runs.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.293 and have a FIP of 3.80 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.72 (1,416 strikeouts vs 521 walks). They sit at 17th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,303. They have given up 161 long balls and they surrender 4.47 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have given up 701 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.92 (615 earned runs surrendered).
Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 37.9% of 198 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 168 times in high leverage situations and also on 138 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 170 save situations, the White Sox have tallied 100 holds in addition to 23 blown saves. They rank 12th in baseball holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 538 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 69 save chances and they have converted 46 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have gotten 118 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in MLB). The White Sox have 1,259 assists, 100 errors and have 4,235 putouts on the season. Out of their 12,705 innings on the diamond, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (25th in professional baseball).
In his career, Cueto has given up 2,023 hits while he has tallied 1,808 K's in 2,185 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 837 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.209 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.92 and he has gone up against 9,079 batters so far in his career. Cueto (142-107 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.45 ERA while conceding 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (-105)
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