Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/2/14
Chicago White Sox (62-75) at Minnesota Twins (60-77)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Hector Noesi (R) (8-8) (4.341) vs. Tom Milone (L) (6-4) (4.209)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -122 / Chicago White Sox +112 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-N
The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins play a two-game stint at Target Field that begins Tuesday.
The Chicago White Sox have split their last six games and are 13 games below a .500 record. The White Sox pitching staff continues its tough stretches, allowing four or more runs in 13 of their last 17 games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.39, which is 27th in the majors, and they’ve lost nine straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu has nine RBIs in his last 10 games and Tyler Flowers has a four-game hitting streak. Hector Noesi gets the ball, and he’s 8-9 with a 4.75 ERA and has 105 strikeouts in 140.1 innings. Noesi is 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA in five career games against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins have lost seven of their last nine games and are 17 games below a .500 record. As has been the case all season, the Twins also have a brutal pitching staff, allowing four or more runs in 13 of their last 16 games. Overall, the Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.56, which is 28th in the majors, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Trevor Plouffe has hit in seven of his last 10 games and Joe Mauer is coming off a 4-RBI game. Starting is Tommy Milone, who is 6-4 with a 4.21 ERA and has 70 strikeouts in 113.1 innings. Milone is 1-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three career starts against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 games following an off day and 4-1 in Noesis last 5 starts overall. The Twins are 8-20 in their last 28 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
Both of these clubs allowing runs left and right, and they're both hard to get a feel for. Because of that, I'm taking the White Sox simply because they are getting the plus money in this spot.