Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins - 6/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (25-51) at Chicago White Sox (38-38)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
T Milone (0-2) (5.33) vs. C Rodon (2-6) (4.09)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -155 / Minnesota Twins +145 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox look to build on their 9-6 win over the Minnesota Twins last night as the two sides battle it out again on Thursday.
The Twins’ disastrous season continued with another loss last night as they fell to the White Sox in game two of their series and will not face off against Carlos Rodon who will be out ro regain some confidence after a bit of a slow start. Minnesota will counter by sending Tommy Milone to the bump and while the Twins have been able to generate some run production over the last couple of weeks they haven’t been able to sustain it over the long haul and will be in tough in this one as Rodon can throw some smoke. Minnesota is not in good shape despite having some very nice pieces in place for the foreseeable future but in the interim it may be a tough stretch for them, especially in the AL Central where some of the league’s most competitive teams reside.
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The White Sox meanwhile have had a very turbulent season where they stormed out of the gates and looked like a World Series contender, then followed that up with a tough stretch through the month of May but are now starting to trend upwards again and could find themselves in the mix for a wild card spot. Chicago does have ao pretty solid roster but are at a crossroads right now as they have some pieces they could get some serious value for but are right on the cusp of getting back in the playoff picture and wouldn’t want to spoil any chance of qualifying by unloading some pieces.
Minnesota is 12-41 in their last 53 games following a loss, 1-4 in Milone’s last five road starts, and 25-55in their last 80 overall while the White Sox are 4-1 in their last five against a lefty, 2-8 in Rodon’s last 10 starts, and 2-6 in their last eight games following a win. Chicago is on the right track here and at home with the better pitcher I think they get it done again.