The Minnesota Twins are ready to face off against their AL Central foe Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The matchup will get going at 8:10 p.m. ET and WGN will televise the game.
Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox Odds
Chicago (+120) is the home-team underdog against Minnesota (-130) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at Twins -1.5 runs (+115) and White Sox +1.5 runs (-135).
The Twins have gone 59-65 SU this year and are 66-57 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.5 units for moneyline bettors, despite having gained 6.9 units ATS. Minnesota is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 47-77 SU and 61-62 ATS. The team has lost 17.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.1 units ATS. Chicago has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven outings and the total has gone over in five of those seven.
Neither side has been an obvious over/under bet this season. White Sox games have an over/under record of 59-58-6 in 2018. The Twins have an over/under record of 59-61-3.
Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 5.15, a WHIP of 1.42 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.7. The bullpen has a 4.57 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 9.7 K/9. In 54 games against divisional opponents, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.71 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.40.
Chicago’s offense has put up 4.1 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .297/.354/.505 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have paced the White Sox offense this year. Abreu is slashing .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 67 runs scored, while Sanchez’s line is .248/.304/.386 with seven homers, 45 RBIs and 45 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Minnesota’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.49 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.39 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.48, along with a K-per-9 of 9.32.
Twins hitters have slashed .246/.316/.407 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game this year, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 7.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Left fielder Eddie Rosario and shortstop Eduardo Escobar continue to lead Minnesota’s hitters. Rosario is hitting .291/.331/.494 with 22 home runs, 71 RBIs and 78 runs scored, while Escobar is hitting .274/.338/.514 with 15 homers, 63 RBIs and 45 runs scored.
The White Sox have lost 8.8 units and are 47-47 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 46 of those games, as opposed to 43 that’ve gone under against righty starters.
Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in five of Chicago’s last seven games.
- The White Sox have won five of their last six games SU.
- Minnesota has recorded 22.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.0 over its last five.
- The Twins have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 15 over their last five.