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Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction 4-24-24 Picks

Chicago White Sox (3-20) vs. Minnesota Twins (9-13)
April 24, 2024 7:40 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Twins -195 / Chicago White Sox +165; Over/Under: +6.5
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In this article we will formulate a Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, April 24th at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Let’s take a look at the prediction for game three in this series. 

Minnesota’s Offense is Hot 

The Minnesota Twins are 9-13 this year and they have won three of their last four games. Minnesota has won the first two games in this series by scores of 7-0 and 6-5. Prior to this series, the Twins lost two out of three against the Tigers and all three games against the Orioles. Minnesota’s offense has perked up in this series with the White Sox and they need to continue hitting like this if they are going to compete with the Guardians, Royals, and Tigers in the AL Central. 

The Minnesota pitching staff has a 4.12 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average. The Twins offense has scored 80 runs with a .205 batting average and a .285 on base percentage. Alex Kirilloff is batting .271 with one home run and five RBI’s for the Twins this year. Minnesota started the season with a pretty strong pitching staff, but they have allowed at least five runs in six of their last 12 games. As for the offense, it has been better in their last two games, but it is still one of the worst scoring offenses in the league. 

Can the White Sox Avoid a Sweep?

The Chicago White Sox are 3-20 this season and they have lost five games in a row. Prior to losing the first two games in this series, the White Sox were swept by the Phillies and were out scored 24-7 in three games. Chicago has the worst record in the MLB and they have already been swept four times this season. The White Sox are just 1-11 on the road. 

The Chicago pitching staff has a 5.14 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a .253 opponent batting average. The White Sox offense has scored 50 runs with a .192 batting average and a .266 on base percentage. Andrew Vaughn is batting .165 with 0 home runs and three RBI’s for the White Sox this season. There really isn’t much to say about this Chicago team, other than the fact that they have been terrible to start this season. The White Sox are 28th in team ERA and dead last in runs scored. 

Starting Pitching Matchup 

Chicago is starting Garrett Crochet, who is 1-3 with a 5.61 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 25.2 innings pitched this year. Crochet pitched very well in his first three starts, but he has allowed 12 earned runs and nine hits over 7.2 innings in his last two starts against Philadelphia and Cincinnati. Minnesota is starting Joe Ryan, who is 0-1 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 22.2 innings pitched this season. Ryan has allowed three earned runs or fewer in three of his four starts this year, but did allow four earned runs to Detroit in his last start. Joe Ryan has his issues and while I do think Crochet could have a decent season, Ryan is the better pitcher. 

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction 

Minnesota comes into this game looking for the sweep, but they needed to come from behind for their win on Tuesday night. The Twins are currently fourth in the AL Central, so they really can’t afford to lose games to the White Sox. Chicago has three wins on the season and they are a fade in just about every spot. The White Sox lack the ability to consistently score runs, as they are only scoring 2.17 runs per game. Crochet showed some promise in his first few starts, but he has really struggled since. My Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox prediction is for the Twins to cover the -1.5 runs. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Twins -1.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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