White Sox vs. Twins Prediction
The Chicago White Sox managed another victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Can they make it three straight when the two collide today at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, June 7, 2018
1:10PM ET – Target Field
TV: FSN; NSCH
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -210 to win. Chicago is listed with odds of +185 to prevail. The over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game has 56 percent of the wagers backing the White Sox 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.
White Sox win back-to-back
The White Sox dropped the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday, but got the second game and then followed it up with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night. Chicago now finds itself at 20-39 overall and 10-20 on the road. The White Sox are putting up 3.98 runs per game while allowing 5.33 per contest.
James Shields gets the start for the White Sox on Thursday. He is 1-6 through 12 starts in 2018 and has a 4.48 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP. Shields has pitched a total of 76.1 innings this season and has 51 strikeouts with 31 walks.
Twins back to a losing streak
The Twins had a four-game winning streak going this past weekend, but have now lost two straight at home to Chicago. Minnesota is now 26-32 overall with a 15-15 record at home. The Twins are scoring 4.32 runs per contest while allowing 4.53 per game.
Jose Berrios takes the mound for the Twins on Thursday afternoon. He has a 6-5 record through 12 starts with a 3.86 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. Berrios has pitched a total of 74.2 innings this season and has 74 strikeouts with 14 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have won six of Shields’ last seven Thursday starts. However, they are just 5-17 in his last 22 road starts. Overall, Chicago is 20-46 in its last 66 road games.
The Twins have won Berrios’ last six starts against AL Central opponents and they are 14-3 in his last 17 starts at home.
I know the White Sox have gotten the last two games in this series, but I think Berrios puts an end to the bleeding tonight. He is the better pitcher than Shields and has the more consistent lineup and bullpen to work with. Minnesota can’t afford another loss at home to Chicago and I think Berrios will step up.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -210