By: Trent Pruitt
What’s up folks, it has been a few days since I’ve been able to get you White Sox previews so I apologize there. The Sox spoiled a Lucas Giolito start that saw him go six innings, allowing only 2 earned runs on 4 hits to the Twins in the series opener last night. We’re back tonight as the Sox look for their 61st win on the season.
Money Line: MIN -185, CWS +175
Run Line: MIN -1.5 (-130), CWS +1.5 (+110)
Over/Under: 10.5 (O -105, U -115)
First Pitch: 7:10 CST, Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
The AL Central leading Twins look to extend their lead tonight as Jake Odorizzi takes the mound for them. He’s 13-6 on the season and owns a 3.57 ERA. Jake’s last start saw him take the L to these very same White Sox. He went 5.0 innings allowing 3 earned runs on 8 hits. In that game, he was overshadowed by Lucas Giolito who threw a complete-game shutout. Odorizzi has been solid over his last five starts, allowing only 8 earned runs and bringing his ERA down from 3.84 during that stretch.
We all know about this potent Minnesota offense. They rank first in homeruns and slugging percentage as a team and top five in batting average and runs.
Chicago White Sox
It’ll be the lefty, Ross Detwiler getting the nod for Rick Renteria’s group tonight at the G-Spot. Despite a 2-3 record and 5.51 ERA, he has 100% been the best option to hold down the fifth spot in this rotation. He has thrown 5.0 innings against the Twins this season over 2 different games back in late July. The Missouri State alum allowed 3 earned runs over those 5 innings and gave up 5 hits. The White Sox offense was silenced last night and I think we saw that coming. Michael Pineda held our guys to a .222 batting average entering the game and that held true although Tim Anderson did take him deep for a solo shot.
Analysis & Prediction
We’re going to pad our stats tonight and take the Twins on the Money line. Being that the White Sox had some success against Odorizzi scares me away from the MIN run line but they should definitely get the win tonight. The stat that I love and continue to hammer with the twins is their success against LHP. They bat .290 and slug .531 against lefties this season – that’s incredible. Take the Twinkies at -185, eat the chalk, and cash the ticket.
Trent’s Record on White Sox Free Picks
34-26-3 (+10.40 Units). A $100 bettor would be up $1,040 on the MLB Season.
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