White Sox at Twins - 4/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (8-10) at Minnesota Twins (9-11)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
C Sale (2-0) (2.37) vs. Trevor May (1-1) (4.91)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +141 / Chicago White Sox -151 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-N
The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The White Sox have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 21 hits and 14 RBI while Adam LaRoche and Alexei Ramirez have combined for 18 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost four of their last five games on the road. Chris Sale gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Sale is 7-1 with a 2.37 ERA and 76 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Twins have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Twins have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads Minny with 24 hits and 11 RBI while Trevor Plouffe and Torii Hunter have combined for 15 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last eight games on their home field. Trevor May takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. May is 2-0 with a 4.91 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Sales last 5 road starts. The Twins are 19-44 in their last 63 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Mays last 5 starts as a home underdog. The White Sox are 5-0 in Sales last 5 starts vs. Twins.
Sae has flat out owned the Twins throughout his career and with the way the Twins give up runs left and right, that's likely not going to change here. I'd take the White Sox and the spread to give you more bang for your buck.