Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox - 9/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (63-69) at Minnesota Twins (49-83)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
J Quintana (11-9) (2.77) vs. E Santana (6-10) (3.60)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +117 / Chicago White Sox -127 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSCH, FSN
Thursday evening, the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins will be kicking off a four-game weekend MLB set from Target Field.
Chicago is coming off a series against the Tigers. The White Sox dropped games one and two, then on Wednesday the sweep was completed with a 3-2 loss.
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As for the Twins, they played the Indians this week. Minnesota likewise dropped the first two games, and on Wednesday the sweep came in with an 8-4 Indians win.
The White Sox will be whipping out lefty Jose Quintana on Thursday. In 26 starts and an 11-9 record, Quintana owns a 2.77 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP in 172.1 innings. In his last outing, Quintana logged a win with 7.2 innings, five hits and one earned against Seattle.
It’s not too tough to find the big players on the White Sox’ order. Jose Abreu has hit 146 times with 52 runs, 19 homers and 74 RBI. Adam Eaton holds 140 hits with 68 runs and 46 RBI. Melky Cabrera sits on 136 hits with 53 runs and 60 RBI.
Over on the Twins’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Ervin Santana in Thursday’s game. In his 24 starts and 6-10 record this year, Santana has put together a 3.54 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 147.1 innings. Santana managed a no-decision his last time out, going 6.2 innings with five hits and six earned against Toronto.
Minnesota also boasts a few notable hitters. Brian Dozier has hit 135 times with 85 runs, 31 homers and 81 RBI. Dozier snagged two RBI in Wednesday’s game. Joe Mauer has logged 124 hits with 64 runs and 47 RBI.
The White Sox are 11-29 in their last 40 against the American League Central and 1-6 in their last seven road games. The over is also 5-3 in Chicago’s last eight road games.
Meanwhile, the Twins are 7-19 in their last 26 Thursday games, and 0-4 in their last four home games. Minnesota is also 0-4 in their last four during game one of a series, and 0-4 in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record.
Quintana has allowed more than two earned runs just once since July 9. I’ll take the White Sox in this one.