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The Minnesota Twins are facing off against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. The matchup gets going at 8:10 p.m. ET and you can watch it on NSC+ and FSN.

Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Odds

Minnesota (receiving -205 odds) is the giant favorite against Chicago and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 10 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). The game’s current runline odds stand at -115 for picking the White Sox +1.5 runs and -105 for the Twins -1.5 runs.

The White Sox are 56-68 SU and are 59-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 7.5 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 9.5 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Twins, on the other hand, are 76-49 SU and 69-55 ATS. The team’s gained 18.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.6 units ATS. Minnesota has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Minnesota games have an over/under record of 64-55-5 in 2019. White Sox games have gone under 63 times, gone over 55 times and pushed on five instances.

The right-handed Reynaldo Lopez will get the nod for the visiting White Sox. Lopez is 7-10 with a 5.29 ERA and 129 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 19.64 ERA against Minnesota this year.

The Twins are turning to Michael Pineda (8-5, 4.20 ERA). Pineda has 109 punchouts and 24 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.20. Pineda is 2-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA over two starts against Chicago this year.

As a unit, Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 3.99 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.42 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 45 divisional games, Twins starters have an ERA of 3.77 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.77.

The Minnesota hitters are putting up 5.8 runs per outing, including 5.4 per game against divisional foes and 7.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .325/.387/.523 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Shortstop Jorge Polanco and left fielder Eddie Rosario have led the Twins’ hitters this year. Polanco is hitting .296/.358/.494 with 18 home runs, 64 RBIs and 79 runs scored, while Rosario is hitting .282 with 27 homers, 83 RBIs and 74 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.14 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.09 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.42, along with a K/9 of 8.25.

The White Sox offense has slashed .255/.310/.401 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Jose Abreu and Leury Garcia have paced Chicago’s hitters. Abreu is hitting .273/.313/.491 with 27 home runs, 92 RBIs and 62 runs scored, while Garcia (.281/.312/.386) has produced seven homers, 34 RBIs, 76 runs and 14 stolen bases.

The White Sox have lost 8.9 units and are 32-49 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 34 of those games, compared to 43 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Twins have netted 20.7 units and are 52-43 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 47 of those games, compared to 45 that went under the total.

White Sox vs. Twins MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in five of Chicago’s last seven outings.
  • The White Sox have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • The White Sox have a team OPS of .711 this season and an OPS of .692 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Twins’ OPS sits at .839 overall and .822 against righties.
  • Minnesota has recorded 27.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 33.4 over its last five.