Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6:40 PM (Target Field )
Minnesota Twins -245 / Chicago White Sox +203 O/U: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins will match up on the MLB diamond to kick off their series on Monday.
The White Sox are coming out of a series versus the Mariners over the weekend. After splitting the first two games 9-7 (win) and 2-1 (loss), in the Sunday rubber match the Sox fell 11-10.
For the Monday game, the Sox will send out Reynaldo Lopez in the start. Across a 9-13 record and a 5.35 ERA, Lopez has 155 strikeouts so far this year.
Over on the Twins’ side, they’re coming off a set versus the Indians. Minnesota took both games of the Saturday doubleheader 2-0 and 9-5. In the Sunday matchup of that series, the Twins lost 7-5.
For Monday’s outing, Minnesota will go with Jose Berrios in the start. Across his 181.0 innings and 12-8 mark so far, Berrios has a 3.63 ERA with 173 Ks and 46 BBs.
The White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 versus the AL Central and the over is 3-0-1 in their last four Monday games. The over is 7-1 in Chicago’s last eight versus the AL Central and 4-1 in their last five in game one of a series.
Meanwhile, the Twins are 1-6 in Berrios’ last seven home starts and 2-5 in his last seven Monday starts. Minnesota is 5-1 in their last six in game one of a series and the under is 4-0 in their last four in game one of a series.
Berrios has been solid overall for most of the year but he’s had some choppy outings lately. In two of his last four starts, Berrios has logged a combined three earned on nine hits in 13.0 innings (both wins). In the other two, he’s given up 11 earned in 10.1 innings (both losses).
If he can get a bit of a cushion from the Twins offense I like Berrios to get another victory here. I’m going Minnesota in the opener.