In Game 2 of their AL Central doubleheader, the Chicago White Sox are set to face off against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The game gets underway 8:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will be showing the matchup.
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Odds
Oddsmakers have listed Minnesota (-130) as the favorite over Chicago (+120). The total sits at nine runs and bettors can take the over for -120 or the under for +100. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at -175 for the White Sox +1.5 runs and +155 for the Twins -1.5.
The Twins are 82-75 against the spread (ATS), but just 74-84 straight up (SU). The team’s lost 11.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 3.5 units (ATS). The White Sox have gone 62-96 SU this year and are 80-78 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 14.6 units for moneyline bettors and 3.5 units ATS.
Minnesota games have an over/under record of 77-77-3 in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 73-76-9.
Lucas Giolito is getting the nod for Chicago. The right-handed Giolito (10-12, 5.81 ERA) has racked up 123 strikeouts in 171 innings so far. He’s 2-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 3.28 ERA against Minnesota this year (four starts).
The Twins are going with righty Chase De Jong (0-1, 3.86 ERA), who has nine punchouts and five walks, as well as a 1.63 WHIP. De Jong hasn’t faced the White Sox yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.
Minnesota’s pitching staff has given up 4.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.60, a WHIP of 1.40 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 4.49 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 72 divisional games, Twins starters have an ERA of 4.75 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.22.
The Minnesota offense has put up 4.5 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .295/.354/.439 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.
Eddie Rosario has helped lead the Twins’ offense this year with 24 home runs, 77 RBIs and 87 runs scored.
For the visitors, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.92 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 6.84 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.57, along with a K-per-9 of 9.60.
The White Sox offense has slashed .242/.304/.404 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 4.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).
Yolmer Sanchez has sparked Chicago’s offense and is slashing .245/.310/.376 with eight home runs, 53 RBIs, 60 runs and 14 stolen bases.
The Twins are coming off of a 9-3 win against the Tigers, while the White Sox just dropped a 10-2 game to the Indians.
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER