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Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins

July 9, 2024

The Minnesota Twins will take on the reeling and struggling Chicago White Sox in the opener of a three-game set starting Tuesday night inside Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL. They toss out the first pitch at 8:10 p.m. The White Sox have had a dismal season, and they would love to get a win against a decent Twins team. Bookmaker has installed the Twins as a heavy favorite at -160 on the ML. 

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Twins have not set the world on fire, but every season, they hover just above .500 and then move in the division. They are right in the AL Central this season, as they are only six games behind the Cleveland Guardians for first place. 

They have won six out of their last eight overall and have shown some staying power this season. Their typically solid pitching has helped them win some games on the road here and there, but this team might consider making a move around the trade deadline. Right now, it appears they will be buyers, not sellers. 

On offense, they are led by veteran first baseman Carlos Santana, who has slugged 12 home runs and has given the Twins an excellent veteran presence. Santana can get on base and has shown great plate discipline throughout his career. They will toss out Bailey Ober, who has a record of 8-4 and has already matched his career-high in wins with eight. 

Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

The White Sox have struggled this season and are in the midst of a horrible run. They are well on their way to losing over 90 games. They are 26-66 on the season and are buried in last place in the Central Division, while the Twins are in second place. The White Sox are an incredible 32 games back of the Guardians. 

They have not had any offense, but their starting pitching has been rocked over the last month. They have had issues getting runners on base and in scoring position, which has significantly strained their starting staff. They will toss out Erick Fedde, who is 6-3 with an ERA of 3.13. 

If he can go six or more frames and keep the game close, maybe the offense will wake up and put up some runs. 

Game Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

The White Sox are 2-3 in their last five games and 2-3 in their previous five games against the number. They are 20-27 in their road games against the spread. The totals have gone over in three out of their last five games and 17 out of their last 45 games at home.

The Twins are 3-2 in their previous five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the spread. They are 23-22 in their road games against the spread. The totals have gone over in four out of their last five games. 

Pick: Minnesota Twins - 160