Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/31/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (52-79) at Minnesota Twins (69-63)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
M Gonzalez (7-10) (4.58) vs. B Colon (6-10) (6.35)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -155 / Chicago White Sox +140 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox end their MLB road series with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
The Chicago White Sox are heading to the off season looking at what the lineup could be in 2018. The White Sox looked overwhelmed in Wednesday’s 11-1 defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Twins where neither the pitching or hitting was able to do much. Chicago starter Derek Holland was touched for five runs on eight hits and four bases on balls through five frames before Mike Pelfrey and Chris Beck gave up three runs apiece. The White Sox attack consisted of six hits and a walk with Matt Davidson driving in Avisail Garcia with the lone run in the 9th. The Chicago White Sox have named right hander Miguel Gonzalez as Thursday’s starter at the Minnesota Twins. Gonzalez has won back to back contests following a 3-2 win against the Detroit Tigers with both runs allowed on seven hits while striking out nine over eight frames.
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The Minnesota Twins are in need of a long hot streak to challenge Cleveland for supremacy in the AL Central. The Twins did their part with Wednesday’s one sided 11-1 win for victory number three in a row. Both the arms and bats contributed with starter Jose Berrios getting the win with four hits allowed through seven innings while also striking out eleven. The Twins amassed 16 hits and seven walks with Eddie Rosario smacking two homers and driving in three while Ehire Adrianza went 3-5 with four RBI’s and a pair of runs followed by Brian Dozier with a pair of RBI’s. Veteran right hander Bartolo Colon toes the rubber for the Minnesota Twins in the series finale’ versus the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Colon comes in off of a 6-1 victory at the Toronto Blue Jays with the lone run given up on nine hits in 6.2 frames.
The under is 6-2 in Chicago last 8 Thursday games and Chicago are 14-38 in their last 52 road games while Chicago are 15-33 in their last 48 overall. The under is 11-2 in Minnesota last 13 Thursday games and Minnesota are 14-6 in their last 20 games on grass while Minnesota are 16-7 in their last 23 overall. The under is 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings.
Gonzalez has enjoyed some success in this match up and he is the White Sox best option. For a pick I’ll back the White Sox but I’m not betting them…