The Chicago White Sox are playing host to their division rival Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field. NBC Sports Chicago will televise the matchup and the opening pitch will be at 8:10 p.m. ET.
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox Odds
Chicago (+130) is the home-team underdog against Minnesota (-140) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Runline odds stand at +105 for betting the Twins -1.5 runs and -125 for the White Sox +1.5.
The White Sox are 27-51 straight up (SU) and 38-39 against the spread (ATS). The teams lost 17.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.0 units (ATS). The Twins are 34-41 SU and have gone 42-32 ATS. In total, the teams lost 6.5 units for moneyline gamblers, but have gained 7.7 units ATS.
Chicago games have an over/under record of 33-39-5 thus far in 2018. Minnesota has an over/under record of 34-37-3.
Right-hander Kyle Gibson is the projected starter for Minnesota. Gibson is 2-5 with a 3.25 ERA and 86 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with eight strikeouts and a 4.05 ERA against Chicago this year.
The White Sox are sending righty James Shields (2-9, 4.59 ERA) to the mound. Shields has 68 strikeouts and 39 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.27. Shields is 0-1 with 11 strikeouts and a 7.11 ERA over two starts against Minnesota this year.
Chicago’s pitchers have yielded 5.2 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The clubs starting pitching staff has a 5.25 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.90 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 36 games against AL Central opponents, White Sox starters have an ERA of 5.04 and the bullpens ERA is 3.40.
The Chicago hitters have produced 3.9 runs per contest, including 3.9 per game against divisional foes and 6.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .282/.335/.435 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.
Jose Abreu has helped lead the White Sox offense this year with 11 home runs, 45 RBIs and 37 runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.18 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.88 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.27, along with a K/9 of 9.18.
Twins hitters have slashed .237/.310/.400 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this year, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).
Eddie Rosario has led Minnesota’s offense. Rosario is slashing .315/.353/.573 with 17 home runs, 50 RBIs and 54 runs scored.
The White Sox took the previous game in the series by doubling the Twins up 8-4.
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in three of Minnesota’s last seven contests.
- The Twins have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit eight over their last 10.
- Minnesota has averaged 18.9 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 15.8 over its last five.