Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 1, 2024 2:10 PM

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May 1, 2024 7:32 AM
The Minnesota Twins look to sweep the series as they face the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 1, 2024 at 2:10 PM. The Twins have dominated the White Sox this season, leading the regular season series 6-0, and currently hold a 2-0 lead in the current series. With a favorable road record of 10-7, the Twins aim to continue their winning streak against the struggling White Sox, who are 5-11 at home.
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Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Probable Pitchers

Bailey Ober, the probable starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, will look to build on his promising start to the season as he takes the mound against the Chicago White Sox, bringing a 4.21 ERA and 1.05 WHIP into the matchup. With 25 strikeouts and only 7 walks in his 27.1 innings pitched, Ober will aim to contain the White Sox's potent offense and secure a crucial win for the Twins.

For the upcoming Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox game, Chris Flexen is expected to take the mound, bringing his 5.11 ERA and 1.34 WHIP to the table. Despite struggling with control, having issued 10 walks in 26.1 innings, Flexen has shown flashes of brilliance, racking up 13 strikeouts in his limited action.

Minnesota Twins Analysis

As the Minnesota Twins prepare to face the Chicago White Sox, their batting stats suggest they'll need to capitalize on their scoring opportunities to come out on top. With 119 runs scored, the Twins rank 15th in the league, indicating a moderate level of offensive production. However, their 263 strikeouts, which place them 9th in the league, could be a concern against a strong White Sox pitching staff. The Twins will rely on leaders like Ryan Jeffers, who boasts a .295 batting average, and Edouard Julien, who has smashed 7 home runs, to generate offense. If they can limit their strikeouts and capitalize on their 88 walks, the Twins may be able to outscore the White Sox and secure a win.

Chicago White Sox Analysis

As the Chicago White Sox prepare to take on the Minnesota Twins, it's clear that their offense has been struggling to find its rhythm. Ranked 30th in runs scored, hits, and runs batted in, the White Sox are heavily reliant on a few standout performers, such as Gavin Sheets' .279 batting average and Eloy Jimenez's three home runs. Meanwhile, their pitching rotation, led by probable starter Chris Flexen, will need to be sharp to contain the Twins' potent lineup. Given the White Sox' tendency to leave runners on base (tied for 1st in the league) and their dismal batting average (.208), the key to success in this matchup may lie in Flexen's ability to limit the Twins' scoring opportunities and give his team a chance to capitalize on their scarce chances at the plate.

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Injuries

Chicago White Sox

  • Corey Knebel (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Ryan Burrowes (SS): Out
  • Luis Robert Jr. (CF): 10-Day-IL
  • Max Stassi (C): 60-Day-IL
  • Joe Barlow (RP): Day-To-Day

Minnesota Twins

  • Justin Topa (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Aaron Sabato (1B): Day-To-Day
  • Walker Jenkins (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Byron Chourio (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Yohander Martinez (SS): Day-To-Day

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Betting Odds

The Minnesota Twins are favored to win, with current odds of -200, a significant shift from the opening odds that had the Chicago White Sox as +170 underdogs. The Over/Under is set at 8.5, indicating a potentially high-scoring matchup.

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Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction

The Twins are likely to silence the South Siders with a 5-3 victory, but don't quote me, I'm just trying to hedge against those daunting -200 odds!

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MLB Player Prop Picks for Twins vs White Sox

Ryan Jeffers (MIN) Over 0.5 Runs -105
  • Grade: B+
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 53.4%
  • Bet Units: 1.1
  • Fair Odds: -115
  • Market Width: 41
Bailey Ober (MIN) Over 5.5 Strikeouts Thrown +115
  • Grade: B+
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 48.3%
  • Bet Units: 0.8
  • Fair Odds: +107
  • Market Width: 38
Byron Buxton (OF) - MIN Under 0.5 Home Runs -285
  • They're projected for 0.3 HR.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 95.8% (23-1) (impl -2300)
  • • Last 20 95.0% (19-1) (impl -1900)
  • • Last 15 93.3% (14-1) (impl -1400)
  • • Last 10 90.0% (9-1) (impl -900)
  • • Last 5 80.0% (4-1) (impl -400)
  • • Last 3 100.0% (3-0)

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