Twins vs White Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 5/2/23

Chicago White Sox (8-21) vs Minnesota Twins (17-12)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Michael Kopech (0-3) (7.01) vs Joe Ryan (5-0) (2.81)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox +140 / Minnesota Twins -170 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins will play the Chicago White Sox in Game 1 of their series on Tuesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Twins Preview

The Minnesota Twins are 17-12 this season and they have won six of their last eight games. Minnesota is coming off of a series win against Kansas City, where they won three out of four games. The Minnesota pitching staff has a 3.48 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a .223 opponent batting average this year. The Twins offense has scored 134 runs with a .237 batting average and a .310 on base percentage. Byron Buxton is batting .258 with seven home runs and 17 RBI’s for the Twins. The projected starting pitcher for Minnesota is Joe Ryan, who is 5-0 with a 2.81 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP over 32.0 innings pitched this season. 

White Sox Preview

The Chicago White Sox are 8-21 this season and they have lost 10 of their last 11 games. Chicago is coming off of a series loss to the Rays, where they lost three out of four games. The Chicago pitching staff has a 5.96 ERA, a 1.59 WHIP, and a .273 opponent batting average. The White Sox offense has scored 118 runs with a .235 batting average and a .296 on base percentage this season. Andrew Vaughn is batting .255 with three home runs and 20 RBI’s for the White Sox. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Michael Kopech, who is 0-3 with a 7.01 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP over 25.2 innings pitched this year. 

Trends

Minnesota is 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day and 17-36 in their last 53 road games. The over is 4-1-1 in Minnesota’s last 6 games. Chicago is 3-8 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 7-21 in their last 28 games. The over is 11-3-1 in Chicago’s last 15 home games. The over is 10-4-2 in these two teams last 16 head to head meetings in Chicago.

Pick

The White Sox have been one of the worst teams in baseball this season, but they were able to snap their losing streak in their last game. Minnesota is leading the AL Central and just scored 25 runs in their four game series with Kansas City. The Twins have the advantage in starting pitching, as Michael Kopech has allowed nine earned runs in his last two starts for Chicago. Take the Twins -1.5 in this game. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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