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The Minnesota Twins will be taking on their divisional rival Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The game gets underway 2:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago is in line to broadcast the matchup.

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox Odds

Vegas is listing Minnesota (+100) as the underdog to Chicago (-110). Bettors are able to gamble on the game’s total with odds posted at -115 for over 8.5 runs and -105 for under 8.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at Twins +1.5 runs (-210) and White Sox -1.5 runs (+175).

The Twins have gone 60-65 SU this year and are 66-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.2 units for moneyline bettors, despite having gained 5.9 units ATS. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 47-78 SU and 62-62 ATS. They’ve lost 15.8 units for moneyline bettors and 6.1 units ATS.

Neither team has been an obvious over/under bet this year. White Sox games have an over/under record of 60-58-6 in 2018. Minnesota has an over/under record of 60-61-3.

Kyle Gibson will get the nod for the visiting Twins. The right-handed Gibson is 7-9 with a 3.51 ERA and 144 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with 15 strikeouts and a 5.27 ERA against Chicago this year (two starts).

The White Sox will send lefty Carlos Rodon (4-3, 2.69 ERA) to the mound. Rodon has 64 strikeouts and 29 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.02. Rodon hasn’t faced the Twins yet this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 2.84 ERA and nine strikeouts across six and 1-third innings).

Minnesota’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.47 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.38 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.46, along with a WHIP of 1.38.

Twins hitters have slashed .246/.317/.407 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Minnesota’s hitters have been paced by left fielder Eddie Rosario and shortstop Eduardo Escobar, who’ve collectively swatted 37 home runs. Rosario is hitting .293/.331/.493 with 22 home runs, 72 RBIs and 79 runs scored, while Escobar (.274/.338/.514) has produced 15 homers, 63 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 5.3 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 5.14, a WHIP of 1.42 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.7. The bullpen has a 4.58 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 9.7 K/9. In 55 games against AL Central opponents, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.68 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.47.

The Chicago hitters are putting up 4.1 runs per outing, including 4.2 per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .281/.349/.491 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have led the White Sox offense this year. Abreu is slashing .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 67 runs scored, and Sanchez’s line is .247/.306/.384 with seven homers, 45 RBIs and 45 runs.

The Twins have lost 2.1 units and are 20-16 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 8.8 units and are 47-47 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 46 of those games, compared to 43 that went under.

Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in five of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • Minnesota has posted 23.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.0 over its last five.
  • The Twins have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.