Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+110) Chicago (-130)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where the Chicago White Sox (65-66) will play the Minnesota Twins (67-62) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Twins at +110 while the White Sox open at -130. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The men taking the mound will be Tyler Mahle and Dylan Cease.
Minnesota has a slugging percentage of .411 and have been called out on strikes 1,055 times, while drawing a walk on 425 occasions. They have accumulated 554 RBI's and 1,083 hits on the season, while their team batting average is at .249. The Twins have hit 217 doubles as a team and have hit 153 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 575 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .320. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are compiling 4.5 runs per game, which is 12th in MLB.
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Twins pitchers have relinquished 148 home runs and 537 total runs (11th in baseball). They have walked 376 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.03 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.86 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 3.92 so far this year (17th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,077 hitters.
Twins pitchers have come into the game with runners on 104 times in addition to having 138 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 87 holds so far this season (3rd in MLB). The Twins relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 51.1% and stepped onto the hill in 135 save situations. They have 24 saves this year and have not converted 23 out of their 47 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 152 runners so far this season and 31.6% of them crossed home plate. The Twins have sent 443 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Minnesota Twins have earned 3,435 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,049 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which has them ranked 9th in MLB, and have accumulated 95 double plays. The Twins have converted 70.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,305 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 9th in baseball.
Mahle has taken the hill for 608 innings and has tallied 649 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 4.31 (291 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.311. He has surrendered 571 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 226 free passes. Mahle (32-38 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.26 while facing 2,607 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Chicago has a total of 113 long balls on the season to go along with 522 RBIs. They have recorded 220 doubles, while getting a free base 328 times as well as putting up 551 runs. The Chicago White Sox have recorded a team on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .260 over the course of the season. The White Sox hold a slugging percentage of .387 and they score 4.21 runs per game (19th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,013 instances (24th in MLB) and have a total of 1,180 hits.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.307 with a FIP of 3.93 as a staff on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.65 (1,168 strikeouts against 441 walks). They are currently ranked 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,087. They have yielded 142 dingers and they allow 4.53 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 588 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.02 (522 earned runs allowed).
Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 39.2% out of 166 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 133 times in high leverage situations and also on 115 occasions with runners on base. With 143 save situations, the White Sox have accumulated 85 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They rank 11th in MLB holding a save rate of 68.4%, and they have dispatched 444 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the contest in 57 save chances and they have come away with 39 saves.
Out of their 10,521 innings on the field, the White Sox hold a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (23rd in pro baseball). The Chicago White Sox have gotten 102 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in professional baseball). The White Sox have 1,058 assists, 82 errors and have accounted for 3,507 putouts for the year.
In his pro baseball career, Cease has surrendered 370 hits while he has tallied 541 K's in 444 innings pitched. Cease (34-24 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.69 ERA and has surrendered 7.5 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 182 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.282 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.72 and he has faced 1,888 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (+110)
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