Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Guaranteed Rate Field is where the Chicago White Sox (65-66) will attempt to defeat the Minnesota Twins (67-62) on Sunday. The pitchers expected to start will be Dylan Bundy and Lucas Giolito.
Minnesota is slugging .411 and have been called out on strikes 1,055 times, while drawing a walk on 425 occasions. They have earned 554 runs batted in and 1,083 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is .249. The Twins have tallied 217 doubles as a team and have smacked 153 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 575 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .320. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.5 runs per outing, which is 12th in baseball.
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The Twins have a team earned run average of 3.92 this season (17th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,077 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 376 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.03 as a team so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.86 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.24. Twins pitchers have given up 148 home runs in addition to 537 total runs (11th in the league).
The Twins relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 51.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 135 save situations. The relievers have inherited 152 base runners for the year with 31.6% of those runners crossed home plate. Twins bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 104 times in addition to having 138 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 443 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 87 holds over the course of the season (3rd in the league). They have recorded 24 saves so far this year and have missed out on 23 out of their 47 chances to get a save.
The Twins have turned 70.4% of balls in play into outs out of 10,305 innings on the field, which ranks them 9th in the majors. The Minnesota Twins are sitting with 3,435 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,049 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which is 9th in baseball, and have 95 double plays.
Bundy (53-63 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.63 and he has faced 3,770 hitters in the majors. He has allowed 868 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 281 free passes. His ERA is 4.69 (461 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.300. Bundy has taken the hill for 884 innings and has totaled 838 K's thus far in his career.
The White Sox have a SLG% of .387 and they are scoring 4.21 runs per game (19th in MLB). They have hit 220 doubles, while getting a free base 328 times as well as putting up 551 runs. Chicago has accounted for 113 home runs over the course of the season and 522 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,013 occasions (24th in baseball) and have recorded 1,180 base hits. The Chicago White Sox have an OBP of .316 in addition to a batting average of .260 over the course of the season.
The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 588 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.02 (522 earned runs conceded). They have given up 142 homers and they surrender 4.53 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.307 and have a FIP of 3.93 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.65 (1,168 strikeouts vs 441 bases on balls). They come in at 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,087.
Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 39.2% out of their 166 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 133 times in high leverage situations in addition to 115 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 143 save situations, the White Sox have tallied 85 holds and also 18 blown saves. They are currently ranked 11th in baseball holding a save percentage of 68.4%, and they have sent 444 relievers to the hill so far this season. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 57 save chances and they have earned 39 saves.
Out of their 10,521 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (23rd in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have gotten 102 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in MLB). The White Sox have 1,058 assists, 82 errors and have 3,507 putouts so far this year.
Giolito (52-46 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.37 ERA while giving up 7.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.80 and he has gone up against 3,325 hitters so far in his career. He has conceded 386 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.243 and having a FIP of 4.3. So far in his MLB career, Giolito has allowed 690 hits while he has earned 838 strikeouts in 795 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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