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Minnesota Twins Favored to Win Against Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, Pablo Lopez Set to Pitch

The Minnesota Twins will be facing off against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, with Pablo Lopez set to pitch for the Twins and Drew Thorpe expected to start for the White Sox. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:10 PM EST. Bailey Ober will be the starting pitcher for the Twins, while Erick Fedde will take the mound for the White Sox. The Twins are the betting favorite, opening at -156 and currently at -154.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Twins -154 | White Sox +138
  • Spread: Twins -1.5 (+107) | White Sox +1.5 (-125)
  • Total: Over/Under 8 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Minnesota will win straight-up is 61%.

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Minnesota Twins

Tuesday night's game was rained out, but Pablo Lopez is expected to take the mound for the Twins in their next game. In his last start against the Houston Astros, Lopez struggled, giving up eight hits, two walks, and six earned runs in five innings while striking out six. Overall this season, Lopez has a record of 8-7 with a 5.18 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and a 116/22 K/BB ratio in 18 starts. Opposing batters have a .251 average against him.

Minnesota's offense has been strong this season, ranking in the top 10 in the league in various categories such as runs, hits, home runs, RBIs, strikeouts, and batting average. On the pitching side, the Twins have been average to good, ranking around the middle of the league in hits and runs allowed. They shine in categories such as walks allowed, strikeouts, WHIP, and batting average against.

With a power ranking of 1, the Twins are ranked 4th in offense, scoring an average of 4.97 runs per game, and 17th in defense, allowing an average of 4.40 runs against them per game. Overall, Minnesota has a record of 52-39 this season.

Chicago White Sox Analysis

Tuesday night's game was postponed due to rain, and Drew Thorpe is expected to start on the mound for the White Sox. In his last outing, Thorpe performed well, pitching 6.1 innings with solid stats. He currently holds a record of 3-1 with a 3.71 ERA and an impressive .168 opposing batting average. However, despite Thorpe's strong performance, the White Sox have struggled offensively and defensively this season. They rank in the bottom five in various offensive categories and in the bottom 10 for pitching statistics. Overall, the White Sox stand at 26-67 with a power ranking of 23, highlighting their struggles on both sides of the ball. In their recent matchups, Minnesota went winless against Chicago, indicating the White Sox have had success against the Twins.

Pablo Lopez Prepares to Lead Strong Twins Offense Against Struggling White Sox - Run Line Bet Recommended

Pablo Lopez has faced challenges this season as a pitcher, with a 5.18 ERA despite an xERA of 3.36. In 18 starts, he has maintained a 1.19 WHIP and a solid 116/22 K/BB ratio. Lopez has held opposing batters to a .251 average. He is set to face the struggling White Sox offense, which ranks poorly in key offensive categories. On the other hand, the Twins have demonstrated a strong offense this season, ranking in the top 10 in multiple categories. Considering these factors, it is predicted that Minnesota will secure a victory by two or more runs. To capitalize on this projection, it is recommended to bet on the run line (-1.5) in favor of the Twins.

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