Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

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The Chicago White Sox will be taking on their AL Central foe Minnesota Twins at Target Field. NBC Sports Chicago will broadcast the action. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins Odds

Chicago (+125) is the underdog to Minnesota (-135) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at White Sox +1.5 runs (-170) and Twins -1.5 runs (+150).

The White Sox are 62-98 SU and are 80-78 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 14.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 3.5 units ATS. The Twins, on the other hand, are 76-84 SU and 83-75 ATS. The team’s lost 10.7 units for moneyline bettors while earning 5.0 units ATS.

Minnesota games have an over/under record of 78-77-3 in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 73-76-9.

Carlos Rodon will get the start for the visiting White Sox. The southpaw Rodon is 6-7 with a 3.61 ERA and 88 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Minnesota this year.

The Twins are putting the ball in the right hand of Kyle Gibson (9-13, 3.68 ERA), who’s got 172 strikeouts and 76 walks as well as a 1.31 WHIP. Gibson is 0-2 with 20 strikeouts and a 5.89 ERA across three starts against Chicago this year.

Minnesota’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have a 4.56 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.48 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 74 games against AL Central foes, Twins starters have an ERA of 4.66 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.23.

Minnesota’s hitters have put up 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 7.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .312/.402/.451 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Left fielder Eddie Rosario and first baseman Joe Mauer have led the Twins’ hitters this year. Rosario is hitting .288/.323/.479 with 24 home runs, 77 RBIs and 87 runs scored, while Mauer’s line is .280/.349/.377 with six homers, 47 RBIs and 62 runs.

For the visiting squad, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.97 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 6.86 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.58, along with a WHIP of 1.40 and a K-per-9 of 9.63.

The White Sox offense has slashed .242/.303/.403 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Chicago’s offensive production has been sparked by third baseman Yolmer Sanchez and shortstop Tim Anderson. Sanchez is hitting .245/.309/.377 with eight home runs, 54 RBIs, 61 runs and 14 stolen bases. Anderson (.240/.282/.406) is up to 20 homers, 64 RBIs, 77 runs and 26 stolen bases.

The White Sox have lost 10.0 units and are 59-59 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 55 of those games, compared to 55 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Twins have lost 5.2 units and are 23-22 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 21 of those games, as opposed to 23 which went under the total.

Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of Minnesota’s last seven games.
  • The White Sox have lost six of their last seven games SU.
  • Minnesota has posted 26.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 28.8 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Twins have hit six over their last 10.