Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins Matchup

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The Minnesota Twins are playing host to the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. NBC Sports Chicago will televise the matchup. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. ET.

Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Odds

Chicago (receiving +135) is entering this one as the underdog against Minnesota (-145) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total currently stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. The game’s most recent runline odds stand at -160 for taking the White Sox +1.5 runs and +140 for the Twins -1.5.

The Twins are 92-58 straight up (SU) and 83-66 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 19.9 units for moneyline bettors and 11.4 units ATS. On the other hand, the White Sox are 65-85 SU and have gone 71-77 against the spread. Overall, the club has gained 4.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have lost 10.6 units ATS.

Minnesota games have a 76-68-5 over/under record in 2019. The White Sox have an over/under record of 70-72-6.

Ross Detwiler is getting the nod for the White Sox. The left-handed Detwiler is 2-5 with a 6.79 ERA and 40 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 6.43 ERA against Minnesota this year (two starts).

The Twins will turn to lefty Martin Perez (10-7, 4.89 ERA), who has 125 strikeouts and 64 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.47. Perez is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA in one start against Chicago this year.

Minnesota’s pitchers have given up 4.7 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have a 4.16 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.18 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. In 64 games against divisional foes, Twins starters have an ERA of 4.08 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.78.

The Minnesota hitters are putting up 5.8 runs per outing, including 5.7 per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .281/.326/.500 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Jorge Polanco has helped lead the Twins’ offense this season with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 99 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.34 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.36 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.49, along with a WHIP of 1.45 and a K-per-9 of 8.31.

White Sox hitters have slashed .256/.312/.406 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Jose Abreu has led Chicago’s offense and is slashing .282/.329/.511 with 33 home runs, 118 RBIs and 78 runs scored.

The Twins are looking for another win after a 5-3 victory in the prior game of the series.

White Sox vs. Twins MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in only two of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • The White Sox have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Twins have hit 15 over their last 10.
  • The White Sox have a team OPS of .718 this season and an OPS of .755 against left-handed pitchers. The Twins’ OPS sits at .834 overall and .876 against southpaws.
  • Minnesota has posted 21.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.4 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have lost five of their last six games SU while the Twins have taken three of their last four.