Twins vs. White Sox - 9/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (63-70) at Minnesota Twins (50-84)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
C Rodon (5-8) (3.91) vs. K Gibson (5-8) (5.17)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +112 / Chicago White Sox -122 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins play game two of their series Friday night.
The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The White Sox have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.05 and have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 149 hits, Adam Eaton has 46 RBI and Melky Cabrera has nine home runs. Carlos Rodon gets the ball, and he’s 5-8 with a 3.91 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Rodon is 1-2 with a 3.67 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins haven’t won two straight games since August 16-17. The Twins have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Minnesota Twins offense continues to produce, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 136 hits, Joe Mauer has 47 RBI and Miguel Sano has 20 home runs. Kyle Gibson takes the hill, and he’s 5-8 with a 5.17 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 5-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 1-8 in their last 9 Friday games and 4-1 in Rodons last 5 starts. The Twins are 7-19 in their last 26 Friday games and 4-9 in Gibsons last 13 home starts. The Twins are 6-2 in Gibsons last 8 starts vs. White Sox.
It's tough to pick a side here with the White Sox in another one of their slumps and the Twins just snapping a brutal losing streak. The one constant with these clubs is that they continue to hit the ball well. So, I'm going to side with the over in this spot.