Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction MLB Picks 5/1/24

Chicago White Sox (6-23) vs Minnesota Twins (15-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Chris Flexen (1-3) (5.11) vs Bailey Ober (2-1) (4.21)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox +178 / Minnesota Twins -213 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 1st at Guaranteed Rate Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Twins recent form and recent player performance 

-The White Sox recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago

-Recent betting trends in games played between Minnesota and Chicago

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Twins and White Sox.

Twins Have Won Nine Straight

The Twins have been beating up on the White Sox and they have won nine straight games. On Tuesday it took some late success, but they were able to secure the 6-5 victory. Jhoan Duran is back with the team after being hurt, and he made the save on Tuesday. The Twins are averaging 4.59 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.29 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 12th. They are batting only .238 as a team which is 19th in the league. They have found success with the long ball averaging 1.11 home runs per game. 

Jeffers Has Looked Good

Ryan Jeffers is having a strong season, hitting five home runs and driving in 17 RBIs. Getting the start for the twins will be Bailey Ober who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 4.21. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels, he went 7.1 innings giving up three hits and two runs. 

White Sox Look for 7th Win

Chicago has had some major issues all season and coming into this game they have won only six games. Andrew Benintendi did hit a home run to help pace Chicago. The White Sox are averaging 2.75 runs, while their pitching is giving up 5.5 runs per game. The offense is ranked 30th, while the pitching is ranked 27th. The White Sox just haven’t found a lot of success with the offense because the offense just isn’t very talented. The offense is ranked 30th, while the defense is ranked 27th. They have a run differential of -2.75 which is the worst in baseball also. Andrew Benintendi has hit two home runs and driven in 12 RBIs. Outside of him, there hasn’t been a lot of talent. Getting the start for the White Sox will be Chris Flexen who sits with a 1-3 record and an ERA of 5.11. In his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays, he went five innings, giving up two hits and zero runs. 

Chicago White Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Tommy Pham has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight Wednesday day appearances.
  • Andrew Benintendi has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances in day games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Andrew Benintendi has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances in day games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Luis Robert has hit at least one home run in two of his last three appearances in day games against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Yoan Moncada has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances with the White Sox as underdogs against the Twins.

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Trevor Larnach has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bailey Ober has recorded six or more strikeouts in six of his last seven appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Byron Buxton has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances with the Twins as road favorites against the White Sox.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances against the White Sox.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven appearances against the White Sox after playing the previous day.
  • Kyle Farmer has recorded a Double in three of the Twins' last four games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Carlos Santana has hit a home run in four of the Twins' last six games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bailey Ober has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Edouard Julien ranks T10th in the league in Home Runs (7) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for runs scored this season (84).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for hits this season (206).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts this season (287).
  • The Minnesota Twins are one of only 3 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and walks allowed this season.

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction

Flexen was good in his last start, but he sits with an ERA of 5.11. Ober has been pretty solid, and in his last start, he was quite impressive. The Twins offense is averaging 4.59 runs, and they are going to have no issue running up the score against the White Sox here. The White Sox won’t score more than three total runs and that is going to be the difference here as Minnesota gets the job done. Back the Twins on the money line.

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

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