Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction MLB Picks 7/8/24

Chicago White Sox (26-65) vs Minnesota Twins (50-39)

Game Info: Monday, July 8, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Chris Flexen (2-7) (5.08) vs () ()

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox +165 / Minnesota Twins -180 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox meet Monday in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Minnesota Twins did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted. The Chicago White Sox will send out Chris Flexen for the start here and Flexen is 2-7 with a 5.08 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against Minnesota, Flexen is 1-2 with a 3.95 ERA and 25 strikeouts.

Minnesota Twins Recap

The Minnesota Twins will be looking to build on their series over the Astros thanks to a 3-2 win over Houston in Sunday’s series finale. The win kept Minnesota’s series win streak alive after knocking off the Tigers and Mariners in the prior two series over the last week and a half.

Twins Trying To Catch Guardians Atop AL Central

Willi Castro leads the Twins at the dish with 86 hits including 22 doubles and 5 triples as well as 29 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. Ryan Jeffers has a team-high 14 home runs, 46 RBIs and 16 doubles with a .238 batting average and .326 OBP. Carlos Santana has 12 home runs with 40 RBIs while Carlos Correa has 11 home runs, 45 RBIs and 16 doubles. Jose Miranda has 20 doubles and Castro has a team-high 85 strikeouts so far this season.

Why the Minnesota Twins will win

  • The Twins have won each of their last eight games against the White Sox.
  • The White Sox have lost each of their last 11 Monday games against American League opponents.
  • The Twins have covered the run line in each of their last seven road games after playing the previous day.
  • The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in 10 of their last 11 games as home underdogs against American League opponents following a loss.

Chicago White Sox Recap

The Chicago White Sox will try to rebound after falling short in their series against the Miami Marlins, losing Sunday’s rubber match by a final score of 7-4. The loss made it back-to-back series losses for the White Sox after losing to the Cleveland Guardians to start the week. The White Sox will meet the Pirates following this series.

White Sox Trying To Find Consistent Offense To Play Spoiler

Gavin Sheets has a .230 batting average and a .323 OBP along with a team-high 18 doubles and 29 RBIs while Andrew Vaughn also has 11 homers and 43 RBIs and Andrew Benintendi has 6 home runs and 24 RBIs with Vaughn logging 16 doubles as well as a team-high 77 hits. Paul DeJong also has a team-high 16 home runs and 36 RBIs with a team-high 96 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the Chicago White Sox will win

  • The White Sox have won each of their last four games as underdogs against American League opponents following a road loss.
  • The Twins have lost three of their last four games as favorites against American League opponents following a home win.
  • The White Sox have covered the run line in each of their last eight night games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Twins have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games against American League opponents following a home win.

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction

I’m on the Twins here. It would be nice to see who they start here, but the Twins are just flat out rolling right now and Chris Flexen isn’t the pitcher I’d rely on to slow them down. Not just that, but the White Sox have to be somewhat dejected after a series loss to Miami in one of the most winnable spots on their schedule if we’re being honest. I think the Twins can keep their focus going here enough to keep the wins coming heading into the all-star break. Give me Minnesota.

Chris’s Pick Minnesota -180

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