Twins Vs White Sox: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 15, 2022

Written By Staff on July 15, 2022

Luis Arraez leads the Minnesota Twins (49-42) into a matchup against Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox (44-45) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET at Target Field. Arraez is batting .343, the best batting average in the league, for the Twins, while Anderson is ninth at .312 for the White Sox. Minnesota’s (-126 to win) Devin Smeltzer starts against Chicago’s (+106) Michael Kopech.

The betting facts in what follows use the latest odds as of July 15, 2022 at 7:43 PM ET.

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Twins vs White Sox Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Smeltzer (MIN) Pitcher Kopech (CHW)
4 – 2 W/L 2 – 6
59.2 IP 78.0
3.92 ERA 3.35
1.156 WHIP 1.141
5.4 K/9 8.3
2.3 BB/9 4.4

Twins Probable Starter Devin Smeltzer

  • Smeltzer (4-2 with a 3.92 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 59 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Twins, his 12th of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday, the lefty went 3 2/3 innings against the Texas Rangers, allowing seven earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.92, with 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings, in 11 games this season. Opponents are batting .242 against him.
  • Smeltzer heads into this outing with six quality starts under his belt this season.
  • He meets a White Sox offense that ranks 16th in the league with 387 runs while batting .255 as a unit. It has a collective .380 slugging percentage (23rd in MLB play) and has hit a total of 75 home runs (24th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 15, 2022 at 7:43 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Smeltzer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis Robert 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Leury García 2 1.000 2 1 3 1.000 3.500
Yoán Moncada 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Eloy Jiménez 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Adam Engel 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Tim Anderson 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
José Abreu 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

White Sox Probable Starter Michael Kopech

  • The White Sox will send Kopech (2-6) to the mound for his 17th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched in 16 games this season with an ERA of 3.35 and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .183.
  • In 16 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in five of them.
  • The Twins rank eighth in MLB with 413 runs scored this season. They have a .254 batting average this campaign with 114 home runs (seventh in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 15, 2022 at 7:43 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Kopech

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis Arraez 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
Max Kepler 7 .286 2 1 1 .286 1.000
Carlos Correa 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Jorge Polanco 5 .200 1 1 2 .429 1.229
Alex Kirilloff 4 .500 2 1 1 .500 1.750
Jose Miranda 3 .333 1 1 2 .333 1.666
Gilberto Celestino 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 1.167
Gio Urshela 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gary Sánchez 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 .833
Nick Gordon 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have won 34 of the 56 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (60.7%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -126 or shorter, Minnesota has gone 31-19 (62%).
  • The Twins have a 55.8% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Minnesota has played in 91 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 43 times (43-43-5).
  • The Twins have a 38-53-0 record ATS this season.
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White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have entered the game as underdogs 37 times this season and won 16, or 43.2%, of those games.
  • This season, Chicago has won 13 of its 30 games, or 43.3%, when they’re the underdog by at least +106 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the White Sox, based on the moneyline, is 48.5%.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 41 of their 89 games with a total this season.
  • The White Sox have an ATS record of 42-47-0 in 89 games with a spread this season.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Arraez has put up an on-base percentage of .417 and a slugging percentage of .444. Both lead the Twins. Overall, he’s batting .343 with 16 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 36 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Arraez ranks first in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and 62nd in slugging.
  • Max Kepler is hitting .252 with 13 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 41 walks.
  • Among qualifiers, Kepler ranks 81st in batting average, 38th in on-base percentage, and 90th in slugging.
  • Jorge Polanco has 10 doubles, 13 home runs and 43 walks while hitting .241.
  • Byron Buxton has 11 doubles, three triples, 23 home runs and 23 walks while batting .212. He has racked up 56 hits to pace his team.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis Arraez 297 .343 51 4 29 .417 .861
Gio Urshela 280 .261 33 8 36 .306 .713
Max Kepler 270 .252 38 9 37 .355 .762
Jorge Polanco 266 .241 40 13 45 .343 .768
Byron Buxton 264 .212 48 23 43 .289 .827
Carlos Correa 258 .279 37 10 31 .356 .802
Gary Sánchez 244 .217 27 10 36 .278 .692
Ryan Jeffers 192 .214 23 7 25 .291 .666
Nick Gordon 189 .270 23 4 13 .313 .726
Jose Miranda 181 .260 16 8 32 .298 .757

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu leads Chicago in OBP (.382), slugging percentage (.472) and total hits (101) this season.
  • Abreu is 20th in batting average, 14th in on-base percentage and 39th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters in the majors.
  • Luis Robert is slugging .461 while driving in 54 runs and batting .301 this season.
  • Robert is currently 20th in batting average, 71st in on-base percentage and 45th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
  • Andrew Vaughn has 77 hits this season and has a slash line of .287/.337/.440.
  • Anderson has five home runs, 21 RBI and a batting average of .312 this season.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 335 .301 51 11 45 .382 .854
Luis Robert 306 .301 47 12 54 .332 .793
Andrew Vaughn 268 .287 36 9 41 .337 .777
Tim Anderson 260 .312 40 5 21 .354 .766
A.J. Pollock 247 .235 30 4 26 .277 .621
Leury García 221 .208 25 2 15 .233 .500
Gavin Sheets 202 .233 15 7 22 .295 .681
Josh Harrison 194 .237 29 3 14 .313 .679
Yoán Moncada 164 .195 13 4 21 .246 .545
Adam Engel 156 .237 21 1 10 .296 .636

Twins vs White Sox Player Props

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