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Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Wednesday August 21, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Field
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
Minnesota Twins -175 Chicago White Sox +151 O/U: 9.5
TV Channel
NSCH, FSN
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The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins will meet up for the finale of their MLB series on Wednesday.

In the Monday opener, the White Sox banged out a 6-4 win. On Tuesday, the Twins bats got going in a 14-4 victory.

For the Wednesday game, the White Sox will send out Lucas Giolito in the start. Over his 142.2 innings and 13-6 record this year, Giolito has a 3.41 ERA with 182 Ks and 51 BBs.

Chicago logged six hits in the Tuesday loss. Two of those came from Tim Anderson, who also had two RBI and two runs.

Over on the Twins’ side, they’re sending out Jake Odorizzi in the Wednesday start. Across 126.0 innings and a 13-5 record this season, Odorizzi has a 3.50 ERA with 131 Ks and 46 BBs.

Minnesota went off for 14 hits to go along with their 14 runs on Tuesday. Nelson Cruz led the team with four hits, a homer, three RBI and three runs.

The White Sox are 9-3 in Giolito’s last 12 road starts and 8-3 in his last 11 with four days’ rest. Chicago is 12-5 in Giolito’s last 17 starts in game three of a series and 0-5 in his last five Wednesday starts.

Meanwhile, the Twins are 3-10 in their last 13 in game three of a series and 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games. Minnesota is 16-5 in Odorizzi’s last 21 home starts and 20-7 in Odorizzi’s last 27 starts.

Giolito is on a nice run right now; he’s sitting on four straight quality starts. In that time Giolito has given up eight earned over 25.0 innings of combined work.

As for Odorizzi, he’s been solid as well with five combined earned over his last four starts and a 2-0 mark in that time. This will be a fun pitching matchup; I’m going with Giolito to stay hot and help the White Sox get a win here.

Pick:
Minnesota Twins -175

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