Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

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The Chicago White Sox will make a road trip to Target Field to take on their division rival Minnesota Twins. The action will begin at 8:10 p.m. ET and WGN will showcase the game.

Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Chicago (+190) as the underdog to Minnesota (-210). If you think this game’s total will go under 9 runs, bookmakers are currently offering -120 odds. Taking the over will return even money (+100). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at -115 for the White Sox +1.5 runs and -105 for the Twins -1.5.

The Twins are 33-16 straight up (SU) and 27-21 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 16.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.8 units ATS. The White Sox have gone 23-26 SU this year and are 23-25 against the spread. In total, the team’s accumulated 2.0 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season, but have lost 3.2 units ATS.

Minnesota games have had an over/under record of 25-22-1 so far in 2019. Chicago has an over/under record of 24-23-1.

Reynaldo Lopez is getting the start for Chicago. The right-handed Lopez is 3-4 with a 5.14 ERA and 54 strikeouts. He has yet to face Minnesota this year, but he made four starts against the team in 2018, compiling a 1-1 record with a 3.46 ERA and 13 strikeouts.

The Twins are turning to Jose Berrios (6-2, 3.39 ERA). Berrios has 60 punchouts and 11 walks, along with a 1.13 WHIP. Berrios made five starts against the White Sox in 2018, putting together a perfect 4-0 record with a 2.12 ERA and 36 strikeouts.

As a unit, Minnesota’s pitching staff has yielded 4.1 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starters have a 3.67 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.28 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.5 K/9. In 11 games against divisional foes, Twins starters have an ERA of 3.14 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.91.

The Minnesota offense has produced 5.9 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 9.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .323/.394/.646 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Jorge Polanco and outfielder Eddie Rosario have led the Twins’ batters so far. Polanco is hitting .344/.411/.618 with nine home runs, 26 RBIs and 31 runs scored, and Rosario’s line is .271/.302/.527 with 14 homers, 39 RBIs and 33 runs.

For the visiting squad, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.57 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 8.21 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.97, along with a WHIP of 1.52.

White Sox hitters have slashed .251/.314/.406 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game this season, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have led Chicago’s offense. Anderson is hitting .326/.359/.491 with eight home runs, 25 RBIs, 27 runs and 13 stolen bases. Moncada (.279/.337/.500) has produced nine homers, 31 RBIs, 33 runs and five steals.

The White Sox have gained 0.4 units and are 15-19 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 18 of those games, as opposed to 15 that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Twins have netted 18.0 units and are 23-16 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 19 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve gone under.

White Sox at Twins Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in five of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • The White Sox have a team OPS of .720 this season and an OPS of .723 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Twins’ OPS sits at .859 overall and .856 against righties.
  • The Twins have won eight of their last nine games SU.
  • Minnesota has posted 30.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 35.0 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.