White Sox vs. Twins Friday Prediction
American League Central rivals will meet in Minnesota this weekend when the Twins host the White Sox, starting with Game 1 on Friday night at 8:10 p.m. ET. Is the over a good play when Reynaldo Lopez faces Jose Berrios in the pitching matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
965 Chicago White Sox (+171) at 966 Minnesota Twins (-206); 9 runs
Friday, May 24, 2019
8:10 p.m. ET, Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 72% of the betting tickets are on the Twins to beat the White Sox on the moneyline.
Chicago White Sox Fantasy Spin
Eloy Jimenez hit his sixth home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Astros. Astros rookie Corbin Martin left a fastball over the plate in the fourth inning and Jimenez sent it out even faster, belting a 112.5-mph homer out to left. He's now got three homers in his last two games, and six in 25 games this year. Jimenez is rounding into form after missing more than three weeks with a high ankle sprain and is batting .234/.280/.447 with 11 RBI and 10 runs scored overall.
Minnesota Twins Fantasy Spin
C.J. Cron went 5-for-6 with a home run and three runs scored in Thursday's lopsided win over the Angels. His solo shot off Matt Harvey was one of eight home runs by the Twins to tie a team record. Cron also doubled twice in the contest. It was the third time in team history the Twins have hit eight homers in a game and the second time they've done it this season. The big game jolted Cron's season line up to .278/.339/.562 with 13 home runs and 30 RBI in 45 games. His .901 OPS would be a new career high by a wide margin if he can keep it up.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are 0-4 in Lopez’s last four road starts and are 1-4 in his last five outings coming off four days of rest.
The Twins have won six of Berrios’ last seven starts and are 24-6 in his last 30 outings at home.
The over is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 3-1-2 in the last six meetings in Minnesota. The over is also 3-0-1 in Berrios’ last four home starts and is 5-1-1 in his last seven outings overall. Finally, the over is 15-7-1 in the White Sox’ last 23 games when their opponent scores five runs or more in its previous game.
The Pick: White Sox/Twins OVER 9