MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: White Sox vs Twins 7/8

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: White Sox vs Twins 7/8

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins 7/8

Game Summary

On July 8th, Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois, will witness a clash between the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins. The White Sox, currently struggling with a 26-66 record, are looking to turn their season around. In stark contrast, the Twins are enjoying a successful season, boasting a 51-39 record. This game is crucial for both teams, albeit for different reasons. The White Sox need to find a spark to salvage a dismal season, while the Twins aim to consolidate their position at the top of the AL Central standings.

Chris Flexen will take the mound for the White Sox, bringing a 2-7 record with a 5.08 ERA into this game. The Twins have not yet announced their starting pitcher, adding an element of uncertainty. Historically, the Twins have had the upper hand in matchups against the White Sox this season, winning several of their encounters. With both teams having different motivations, this game promises to be an interesting watch.

Odds and Betting Lines

Bet Type Odds
Over/Under --/--
Chicago White Sox Spread +1.5
Minnesota Twins Spread -1.5
Chicago White Sox Moneyline +169
Minnesota Twins Moneyline -185

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA WHIP IP H K BB HR
Undecided -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Chris Flexen (CHW) 2-7 5.08 1.39 85.0 85 63 33 15

Team Previews

Chicago White Sox

Hitting: The White Sox have struggled significantly at the plate this season. They rank 29th in batting average (.222) and last in runs scored (291). Andrew Vaughn and Paul DeJong are key hitters, with Vaughn leading the team with a .242 average and DeJong with 16 home runs.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has not been a strong point for the White Sox, as they are tied for 28th in saves (16). The overall team ERA stands at 4.54, ranking 27th in the league.

Fielding: Defensively, the White Sox have committed 53 errors, placing them tied for 6th in the league for most errors.

Starting Pitchers: Chris Flexen, with a 5.08 ERA, has had a tough season. His 2-7 record reflects the struggles of the starting rotation.

Minnesota Twins

Hitting: The Twins have been much better offensively, ranking 7th in batting average (.254) and 4th in runs scored (444). Carlos Correa leads the team with a .305 average, while Ryan Jeffers has contributed 14 home runs.

Relief Pitching: The Twins' bullpen has been reliable, with 26 saves (7th in the league) and an overall team ERA of 4.18.

Fielding: The Twins have committed 40 errors, which places them tied for 25th in the league.

Starting Pitchers: The starting pitching has been a mixed bag, with some standout performances but also some inconsistency.

Team Injuries

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Yoan Moncada 3B Thigh Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Austin Martin LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
Carlos Correa SS Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 8

Betting Trends

  • The White Sox are 26-66 overall this season.
  • The Twins are 51-39 overall this season.
  • The White Sox have struggled both at home (16-29) and on the road (10-37).
  • The Twins have been strong at home (27-18) and decent on the road (24-21).
  • The White Sox are 42-50 against the spread.
  • The Twins are 41-48 against the spread.
  • The White Sox are 42-46-4 in over/under bets.
  • The Twins are 45-41-3 in over/under bets.

Recent Games

Opponent Score W/L
@ Miami L4-3 L
@ Miami L7-4 L
@ Miami W3-2 W
@ Cleveland L8-4 L
@ Cleveland W8-2 W
Opponent Score W/L
vs Houston W3-2 W
vs Houston W9-3 W
vs Houston L13-12 L
vs Detroit W12-3 W
vs Detroit L9-2 L

Team Rankings

Category Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins
Hitting 29th 7th
Starting Pitching 27th 20th
Relief Pitching 28th 7th
Fielding 6th 25th

Significant Betting Stats

  • The White Sox are 26-66 overall this season.
  • The Twins are 51-39 overall this season.
  • The White Sox have struggled both at home (16-29) and on the road (10-37).
  • The Twins have been strong at home (27-18) and decent on the road (24-21).
  • The White Sox are 42-50 against the spread.
  • The Twins are 41-48 against the spread.
  • The White Sox are 42-46-4 in over/under bets.
  • The Twins are 45-41-3 in over/under bets.
  • Chris Flexen has a 5.08 ERA this season.
  • The Twins rank 4th in runs scored this season.

Weather

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Prediction

Pick: Minnesota Twins Moneyline (-185)
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The Minnesota Twins have been the more consistent and stronger team this season. With the White Sox struggling both offensively and defensively, and Chris Flexen's high ERA, the Twins have the edge. Additionally, the Twins' potent offense and reliable bullpen provide them a significant advantage. Thus, the pick is the Minnesota Twins on the moneyline.

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