Twins vs. White Sox Prediction
Which struggling baseball team will get themselves a needed victory on Thursday night when the Chicago White Sox play host to the Minnesota Twins at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, this game is considered even, as both the Twins and White Sox are getting odds of -105 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. The public betting currently has 57% going on Minnesota on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Twins snap skid
The Twins ended a 3-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 4-0 win over the Blue Jays to avoid being swept at home. They still have lost eight of their last 10 games. Minnesota is 10-16 overall with a 3-9 record on the road. Minnesota is putting up 4.08 runs per game this season while allowing 5.42 per contest.
Jake Odorizzi gets the start for the Twins tonight. He is 2-2 through six starts with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Odorizzi has 27 strikeouts and 16 walks through 32 innings of work.
White Sox on their own skid
The White Sox have lost four straight, two at St. Louis and two at Kansas City. They scored a total of 10 runs over the four games. Chicago is now 8-20 overall with a 2-10 record at home. The Sox average just 3.86 runs per game this season while allowing 5.43 per game.
Reynaldo Lopez starts for the White Sox today. He is 0-2 through five starts despite having just a 1.78 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP. In four of his five starts, the Sox have been held to 2 runs or less. Lopez has 25 strikeouts and 15 walks through 30.1 innings of work this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have won their last four meetings with the White Sox this year, but they are just 4-9 in their last 13 games following a win. However, they have won 9 of their last 13 games against AL Central opponents.
Chicago is 2-7 in their last 9 home games against a right-handed starter and they are also 2-7 in their last nine series openers.
The Twins have struggled lately, but playing against the White Sox could get them back on track. While both lineups have struggled this year, Chicago’s has struggled more and is the one I feel will have a harder time bouncing back. Lopez could have another good start and not see much support today, or he could see his awful bullpen blow it.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -105