Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox Matchup

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The Chicago White Sox will play host to their AL Central nemesis Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field. The matchup will begin at 8:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to NBC Sports Chicago to catch the game.

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (+110) is coming into this one as the underdog against Minnesota (-120) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). The games most recent runline odds sit at +125 for betting the Twins -1.5 runs and -145 for the White Sox +1.5 runs.

The White Sox are 26-51 straight up (SU) and 38-39 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 17.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.0 units (ATS). Chicago has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven. The Twins, on the other hand, are 34-40 SU and have gone 42-32 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 6.5 units for moneyline gamblers, but have gained 7.7 units ATS. Minnesota is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in three of those seven.

Chicago games have had an over/under record of 33-39-5 so far in 2018. The Twins have an over/under record of 34-37-3.

The right-handed Lance Lynn is the probable starter for the visiting Twinkies. Lynn is 5-5 with a 4.64 ERA and 73 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox are handing the ball to righty Reynaldo Lopez (2-5, 3.59 ERA), who has 63 strikeouts and 38 walks, as well as a 1.29 WHIP. Lopez is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 2.63 ERA over two starts against Minnesota this year.

Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 5.2 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 5.24, a WHIP of 1.45 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.3. The bullpen has a 3.94 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 35 games against divisional foes, White Sox starters have an ERA of 5.02 and the bullpens ERA is 3.48.

The Chicago hitters are putting up 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.8 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .237/.287/.373 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have led the White Sox offense this year. Abreu is slashing .272/.323/.473 with 11 home runs, 44 RBIs and 37 runs scored, while Sanchez is batting .255 with five homers, 31 RBIs, 30 runs and seven stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Minnesota’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.14 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.82 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.22, along with a WHIP of 1.31.

Twins hitters have slashed .237/.311/.400 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this season, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

Left fielder Eddie Rosario and shortstop Eduardo Escobar continue to lead Minnesota’s offense. Rosario is hitting .320/.357/.581 with 17 home runs, 50 RBIs and 54 runs scored, while Escobar (.293/.346/.563) is up to 12 homers, 48 RBIs and 35 runs scored.

The Twins have lost 3.5 units and are 30-23 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 27 of those games, compared to 24 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 13.3 units and are 29-30 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 24 of those games, compared to 30 which went under the total.

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Minnesota has logged 14 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Chicago has 13 XBH over its last five.
  • The Twins have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.
  • Minnesota fielders have five errors over the last 10 games, compared to 10 errors for Chicago over its last 10.