Jose Abreu and the struggling Chicago White Sox will make a road trip to Minneapolis to play a divisional rival in the Twins at Target Field. The game gets underway 7:40 p.m. ET and WGN will broadcast the action.
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins Odds
Chicago (+225) is hosting this one as the underdog to Minnesota (-245) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 10 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). There’s a runline of White Sox +1.5 (+100) and Twins -1.5 (-120) for this matchup.
The Twins are 91-58 straight up (SU) and 83-65 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 20.9 units for moneyline bettors and 12.6 units ATS. On the other hand, the White Sox are 65-84 SU and have gone 70-77 against the spread. Overall, the club has accumulated 5.3 units for moneyline bettors, but have lost 11.6 units ATS.
Twins games have an over/under record of 75-68-5 in 2019. Chicago has an over/under record of 69-72-6.
Reynaldo Lopez is getting the start for the visiting White Sox. The right-handed Lopez is 9-13 with a 5.35 ERA and 155 strikeouts. He’s 0-2 with six strikeouts and a 10.24 ERA against Minnesota this year (two starts).
The Twins are putting the ball in the hands of righty Jose Berrios (12-8, 3.63 ERA), who has 173 strikeouts and 46 walks as well as a 1.22 WHIP. Berrios is 3-1 with 25 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA over four starts against Chicago this year.
Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.32 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.39 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.52, along with a K/9 of 8.31.
The White Sox offense has slashed .257/.313/.406 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).
Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson have led Chicago’s hitters. Abreu is slashing .284/.331/.514 with 33 home runs, 117 RBIs and 78 runs scored, while Anderson has a .332 average with 16 homers, 53 RBIs, 74 runs and 16 stolen bases.
For the home team, Minnesota’s pitching staff has given up 4.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 4.17 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.18 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. In 63 games against divisional foes, Twins starters have an ERA of 4.12 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.76.
The Minnesota hitters are putting up 5.8 runs per outing, including 5.7 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .265/.314/.486 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Shortstop Jorge Polanco and outfielder Eddie Rosario have led the Twins’ batters this year. Polanco is hitting .302/.362/.495 with 22 home runs, 77 RBIs and 98 runs scored, and Rosario’s line is .275/.299/.500 with 31 homers, 99 RBIs and 85 runs.
White Sox at Twins MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER
- Chicago has recorded 15 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Minnesota has 18 XBH over its last five.
- The White Sox have lost four of their last five games SU.
- Chicago fielders have two errors over the last five outin, compared to five errors for Minnesota over its last five.
- Both teams have hit 15 home runs over their last 10 games.
- The White Sox have a team OPS of .718 this season and an OPS of .698 against right-handed pitchers. The Twins’ OPS stands at .835 overall and .822 versus righties.