Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-130) Chicago (+110)
The Chicago White Sox (8-21) will compete against the Minnesota Twins (17-12) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has Minnesota at -130 while Chicago is coming in at +110. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Joe Ryan and Michael Kopech.
As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are compiling 4.6 runs per outing, which has them at 13th in the league. They have tallied 134 runs while having a team OBP of .310. The Twins have hit 44 doubles as a unit and have knocked 38 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 128 runs batted in in addition to 228 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate is at .237. Minnesota is slugging .413 and have struck out 275 times, while being walked on 89 occasions.
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The Twins have a team earned run average of 3.48 on the campaign (6th in the league), and the staff has rung up 285 batters. Twins pitchers have relinquished 27 long balls and also 108 total runs (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 76 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.50 as a squad for the season. Minnesota has given up 216 base hits (7.5 per 9 innings) and also 100 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.75 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.13.
The Twins have dispatched 81 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 20 base runners so far this season with 35.0% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 9 saves for the year and have blown 5 out of their 14 chances to save the game. The Twins relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 64.3% and has entered the game in 34 save situations. The bullpen have notched 20 holds on the season (8th in MLB). Twins relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 16 times in addition to having 27 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Minnesota Twins have a total of 776 putouts so far this season, as well as 226 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which ranks 20th in baseball, and have a total of 20 double plays. The Twins have converted 70.0% of balls in play into outs in their 2,328 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 11th in MLB.
Ryan (20-9 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.80 while he has faced 827 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 153 hits (6.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 56 walks. His earned run average is 3.50 (80 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.016. Ryan has pitched in 205 innings and has earned 217 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The White Sox have a team slugging percentage of .379 and they score 4.07 runs per game (22nd in MLB). They have hit 57 doubles, while getting a free base 73 times as well as scoring 118 runs. Chicago has tallied 28 home runs this year to go along with 115 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 250 occasions (16th in the league) and are sitting with 235 hits. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with an on-base percentage of .296 in addition to a team batting average of .235 this season.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.591 with a FIP of 5.33 as a pitching staff this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 10.20 (285 strikeouts vs 124 walks). They come in at 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 277. They have allowed 48 dingers and they allow 6.53 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 183 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 5.96 (167 earned runs conceded).
Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 50.0% of 50 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 38 times in high leverage situations and also on 30 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 27 save situations, the White Sox have compiled 19 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They are ranked 29th in the league with a save rate of 37.5%, and they have dispatched 105 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the game in 8 save opportunities and they have come away with 3 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 17 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (19th in pro baseball). The White Sox have recorded 205 assists, 15 errors and have earned 757 putouts so far this season. In their 2,271 innings on the diamond, the White Sox are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 65.2% (29th in MLB).
So far in his career, Kopech has conceded 187 base hits while earning 250 punch outs in 228 innings pitched. Kopech (10-16 mark in his career) has a 4.01 ERA and has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 102 ER’s while earning a WHIP of 1.251 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.53 and he has gone up against 966 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight’s MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take Chicago (+110)
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