Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/2/14
Minnesota Twins (48-59) at Chicago White Sox (53-56)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Yohan Pino (R) (1-3) (4.385) vs. Scott Carroll (R) (3-6) (5.550)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -120 / Minnesota Twins +110 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, WGN
The Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox meet up Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Twins have lost six of their last seven games and are 12 games below a .500 record. As usual, the Twins pitching staff is the cause of their problems, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in nine of their last 14 games. The Twins have an ERA of 4.31 and have lost nine straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier has six hits in his last three games and Kurt Suzuki has four RBI in his last two games. Yohan Pino takes the mound, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.38 ERA and has 30 strikeouts in 39 innings. Pino is 0-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two career starts against the White Sox.
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The White Sox have won six of their last eight games and have pulled within two games of a .500 record. The White Sox offense continues to feast, as they’ve produced five of more runs in five of their last seven games and have won six straight when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu has a 21-game hitting streak and Alexei Ramirez has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Pitching wise, the White Sox have an ERA of 4.14, which is 25th in the majors. Starting is Scott Carroll, who is 4-6 with a 4.29 ERA and has 41 strikeouts in 79.2 innings. Carroll is 0-0 with a 0.93 ERA in two career games against the Twins.
The Twins are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 3-7 in Carrolls last 10 starts and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League Central.
I really don't trust either one of these pitchers of teams. The only thing I know for sure is that they both give up truckloads of runs. Give me the over.