Twins vs. White Sox Prediction
Can the Minnesota manage another road win when they finish their weekend series with the Chicago White Sox this afternoon at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 6, 2018
8:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: NSC+; FSN
Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, Minnesota is favored on the road, as the Twins are getting odds of -145 to win. Chicago is listed with a money line of +135 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting currently has 54% 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 seek series win
The Twins are looking to win a four-game series today after they have won the last two nights against the White Sox. They are now 12-17 on the season and 5-10 on the road. Minnesota is scoring 4.18 runs per game this year while allowing 5.39 per contest.
Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Twins this afternoon. Gibson has started six games this season and has a 1-1 record. Through 32 innings, Gibson has 36 strikeouts with 16 walks, a 1.28 WHIP and a 3.38 ERA.
White Sox in a major slump
Chicago has lost two straight and six of their last seven games coming into today’s series finale. The Sox are now 9-22 on the year and 3-12 at home. Chicago is averaging 3.93 runs per game this season while giving up 5.43 per contest.
James Shields gets the start for the White Sox today. He is 1-3 through six starts and seven appearances. Shields has pitched 35.1 innings this season and has a 5.35 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts with 17 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are just 2-8 in their last 10 road games. However, they are 11-3 in Gibson’s last 14 starts and 18-3 in his last 21 road starts against a team with a losing record.
The White Sox have dropped four straight Sunday games and they are just 1-4 in Shields’ last five starts. They also are 3-8 in their last 11 home games against a right-handed starter.
The Twins seem to finally have a little momentum, granted its against a poor Chicago team. I think Gibson will build on it today as he has had a very competitive ERA this season. Shields struggles with putting on too many baserunners and I think that will lead to the White Sox’ demise today.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -145