The Minnesota Twins will try to avoid matching the worst losing streak in frachise history when they host the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. The Twins’ skid has reached 13 games, the worst in the majors this season.
- The White Sox are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against the Twins.
- The total has gone OVER in four of the White Sox’ last five games against the Twins.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of the White Sox’ last seven games with a closing total of 8.0 or less.
Jose Quintana and Ervin Santana are the probable starters. Quintana (11-9, 2.77 ERA) is 4-1 with a 1.81 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in eight starts since the All-Star break. He’s 6-5 with a 3.76 ERA in 17 career starts against Minnesota and has gone 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA in four 2016 outings versus the Twinkies.
Santana (6-10, 3.54) struggled in Toronto in his last start when he gave up six runs, five hits and five walks in 6 2/3 innings during a no-decision. Santana is 7-8 with a 3.84 ERA in 21 career appearances against the White Sox.
When Quintana hits the road, low-scoring games are the story. In Chicago’s last 14 games away from home behind Quintana, the UNDER is 2-12.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Minnesota sat as 117 underdogs earlier in the day at Bodog. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.9-3.6 result in favor of the White Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Minnesota (49-84) will face the 63-69 White Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Chicago injuries news.
This game puts the Minnesota Twins, most recently No. 30 in Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago White Sox, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota Twins No. 14 ranked offense (4.53 runs per game) against a Chicago White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 at 4.33 runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have been averaging 8.87 hits per game, more than the Chicago White Sox have managed so far this season (8.59 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the No. 12 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in C Sale’s start, as they lost 3-2 against Detroit on Wednesday at Comerica Park.
The Twins hope to make more contact than they did in their start against C Kluber, who struck out 11 batters in 8-4 loss on Wednesday at Progressive Field.
- Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chi White Sox is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games
- Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 9 games
- Minnesota is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at Minnesota, Friday, September 2nd