Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 5 (7/5): MLB

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 5 (7/5): MLB

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Odds

Time 8:10 p.m. EST
White Sox money line -135
White Sox run line -1.5 (+150)
Twins money line +113
Twins run line +1.5 (-175)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins
Record 38-40 46-37
Home / road record 16-22 21-19
Last 10 record 4-6 5-5
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 36-37-5 36-41-6
Runs / game 4.26 4.44
Runs allowed / game 4.74 3.89

Preview

The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins will play the 2nd game of the series at the Guaranteed Rate Field on tuesday night. The Twins took the win 6-3 in the first game of the series. Luis Arraez had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in Minnesota's four-run 10th inning.

Chicago White Sox

The White Sox get here with a 38-40 record and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.2 runs per game and allowing 4.7 runs. Jose Abreu leads with 10 home runs and 37 RBI while Andrew Vaughn is batting for .300 avg.

Dylan Cease leads the team with a 2.51 ERA, 125 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher: Michael Kopech (2-5, 2.78 ERA)

Kopech will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the White Sox. On Wednesday against the Angels, Kopech was given the loss after throwing 5.1 innings and surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits, two walks, and six strikeouts. He is 1-0 with an ERA of 0.75 and 15 strikeouts in 6 appearances against the Twins in his career.

Minnesota Twins

The Twins get here with a 46-37 record and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.5 runs per game and allowing 3.89 runs. Luis Arraez is batting for .349 AVG. Byron Buxton leads with 40 RBI and 22 home runs.

Joe Ryan leads the team with a 3.00 ERA, 60 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded with the Twins.

Probable Pitcher:  Chris Archer (2-3, 3.08 ERA)

Archer will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Twins. Archer struck out two batters in four innings against the Guardians, allowing one earned run on one hit and six walks. He did not factor in the decision. He has a record of 4-2 with an ERA of 4.27 and 51 strikeouts in 11 appearances versus the White Sox in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota Twins are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Chicago White Sox.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games against an opponent in the American League.

Chicago White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Chicago White Sox are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota.

Prediction

The Twins have dominated the White Sox this season as they're 4-0 this season against them but they'll face Michael Kopech who held them to zero runs the last time they met. Chris Archer has been good this seasonand has allowed only 1 run in his last 9 innings pitched but he hasn't pitched more than 5 innings. Even with Kopech on the mound the White Sox shoulnd't be favored here as they have struggled against the Twins. However I think the best play is the under as both pitchers should provide quality starts.

PICK:  Under 9 (-110)

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