Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/26/14
Chicago White Sox (49-54) at Minnesota Twins (46-55)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
Chris Sale (L) (9-1) (2.029) vs. Logan Darnell (L) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +140 / Chicago White Sox -165 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSN-N
The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins meet for game three of four on Saturday at Target Field.
The White Sox are just trying to stay afloat, as they’re 5-3 since the All Star break and four games from being a .500 team. Of course, the White Sox are starting to be a little more consistent due to a pitching staff that has allowed three or less runs in five of their last eight games. Overall, the White Sox have been a horrible pitching team that has an ERA of 4.14, which is good for 25th in baseball. Offensively, Jose Abreu has a 15-game hitting streak and Adam Dunn has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. Chris Sale takes the mound, and he’s 9-1 with a 2.03 ERA and has 110 strikeouts in 102 innings. Sale is 5-1 with a 2.42 ERA in 14 career games against the Twins.
USA TODAY Sports
The Twins drop to 20 games below .500 and are 2-6 since the All Star break. The issue hasn’t changed for the Twins, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in 19 of their last 29 games. Overall, the Twins have the 27th worst ERA in baseball at 4.29. It’s been dreadful and has made it nearly impossible to back this team at any point. Offensively, Trevor Plouffe has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and Josh Willingham has homered twice in his last four games. Starting is Logan Darnell, who is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and has one strikeout in three innings. This will be Darnell’s first career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 4-10 in Sales last 14 road starts and 5-2 in Sales last 7 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Twins are 3-9 in their last 12 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home underdog. The White Sox are 5-1 in Sales last 6 starts vs. Twins.
I'm taking the over in this matchup. The only thing you can trust with either of these squads this season is that they're capabale of scoring runs and more than capable of giving up tons of runs. This total is a tad too low. Take the over.