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Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins 08/09/2021 Baseball Forecast, Analysis and Odds
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Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins 08/09/2021 – An unbalanced AL Central Division play is all set to get underway as the Chicago White Sox take on the Minnesota Twins from Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The White Sox are way ahead of their opponents in their division as they sit at the top spot. Chicago is 12 games ahead of the Indians at the second. The Minnesota Twins are at the bottom of the list and are trailing the Royals by two games. The best betting websites are up and running with the odds and picks of this anticipated game.
Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins 08/09/2021
Chicago White Sox
With a 66-46 record on the season, the White Sox are dominating opponents in the AL Central. Chicago will enter this game riding a three-game winning streak. The White Sox smashed nine runs and gave up just three to the Cubs in their last game. Chicago will turn in Lucas Giolito to the mound as their starting pitcher. The 27-year-old pitcher is holding an 8-8 record on the season with an ERA of 3.98. The White Sox dropped their last three games with Giolioto on the mound as their starter.
Players to watch: Tim Anderson SS (GP 94, AB 397, R 66, H 116, 2B 22, 3B 1, HR 10, RBI 41, TB 170, BB 18, SO 93, SB 16, AVG 0.292, OBP 0.324, SLG 0.428, OPS 0.752, WAR 3), Jose Abreu 1B (GP 104, AB 384, R 56, H 95, 2B 17, 3B 2, HR 21, RBI 83, TB 179, BB 39, SO 103, SB 1, AVG 0.247, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.466, OPS 0.799, WAR 1.6).
The Minnesota Twins dropped back to the bottom of the list and are now trailing the Royals. Minnesota won their last game against Houston with a final score of 7-5. The Twins won a total of 48 games and dropped 64 in return. Minnesota is yet to reveal their starting pitcher against the White Sox. The Twins were successful against the Astros in their last series with a 3-1 final record. Getting to the playoffs seems to be a hard task of the Twins with their weak overall performance.
Players to watch: Jorge Polanco SS (GP 104, AB 401, R 68, H 109, 2B 23, 3B 1, HR 20, RBI 61, TB 194, BB 35, SO 73, SB 9, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.484, OPS 0.817, WAR 3.5), Andrelton Simmons SS (GP 94, AB 305, R 32, H 66, 2B 9, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 24, TB 84, BB 25, SO 48, SB 1, AVG 0.216, OBP 0.28, SLG 0.275, OPS 0.556, WAR 0.9).
Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Betting Numbers
Chicago White Sox
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 12 games.
Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Betting Picks
The MLB betting odds are clearly in favor of the White Sox to take out the Twins in this series opener. Chicago is strong with their batting and pitching unit. The Twins are way too weak despite holding the 10th rank in OPS and 13th in runs scored.
Score Prediction: White Sox 6, Twins 3.