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#965 Chicago White Sox 10 vs.
#966 Minnesota Twins -240
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2:10pm EDT
Written by Adam Rauzino



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#966 Minnesota


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The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins will host the Chicago White Sox in the three-game series finale Sunday afternoon from Target Field. The White Sox will give the nod to 27-year old right-hander Dylan Covey, and the Twins will respond with 29-year old right-hander Jake Odorizzi. The Twins lead the season series 2-0.

Covey Still Searching for Elusive First Victory

Dylan Covey will get the nod for the seventh time of the season, still hunting for his first win of the year. Covey battled the Astros in his previous start, and he struggled, allowing four runs in four innings in a 5-1 defeat to drop his record to 0-3. The third-year right-hander hasn’t been able to put together a strong streak this season, and he holds a 5.31 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 20.1 innings of work. He has yet to face the Twins this season, and he is 0-2 with an ugly 5.30 ERA in 18.2 career innings against Minnesota. Nelson Cruz is 0 for 6 against Covey, while Miguel Sano is 0 for 3, and Jorge Polanco is 2 for 7.

The White Sox are glad to have young power hitter Eloy Jimenez back in the lineup. The 22-year old slugger is one of the top young prospects in the Majors along with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Jimenez has belted three homers in his last four games, and he is carrying a .225 average with six homers and 11 RBI’s in 27 games played on the season. Jimenez is 1 for 8 in this series.

The White Sox are averaging 4.27 runs per game on the season, placing them 21st in the Major Leagues. The Chicago pitching staff owns a weak 5.12 team ERA, pegging them down at 27th in the big leagues. The White Sox possess a 12-15 road record on the year.

Odorizzi Remains Undefeated At Target Field

Jake Odorizzi will make his 11th start of the season, aiming for his fourth win of May. Odorizzi came through with another strong start in his latest effort, firing five shutout innings against the Angels, resulting in a no-decision in a game the Twins won. The seven-year veteran right-hander is one of the hottest pitchers in the Majors, sporting a 1.16 ERA this month, and he has improved his season ERA to 2.38 paired with a 1.06 WHIP and a 6-2 record in 53 innings pitched. Odorizzi hasn’t pitched against Chicago yet this season, and he owns a 1-2 record and a strong 3.41 ERA in six career meetings. Jose Abreu is 4 for 15 against Odorizzi, while Tim Anderson is 2 for 9, and Yoan Moncada is 1 for 6.

The Twins are receiving a steady contribution up and down their lineup in their recent offensive onslaught. Jonathan Schoop is the latest to make his presence felt, bashing four homers with 11 RBI’s in his last seven games. The 27-year old second baseman is hitting .266 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI’s on the season. Schoop went 5 for 17 against the White Sox last season, and he is 1 for 6 in this series.

The red-hot Twins have moved all the way up to first in the Major Leagues with an average of 6.04 runs per game. The Minnesota pitching staff features a solid 3.77 team ERA, good for eighth in the big leagues. The Twins hold a 17-8 record on their home field.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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I am taking the Twins on the run line (-1.5). The Twins are the hottest team in baseball, winning 10 out of their last 11 games. They are getting the job done with their bats and their outstanding pitching. I anticipate another convincing win considering they are up against Covey who has been one of the White Sox worst starters this season. Covey owns a poor 5.21 ERA in his last four starts, and a confident Twins lineup should put multiple runs on the board against the right-hander.

Furthermore, the Twins have a red-hot Jake Odorizzi on the mound. Odorizzi is having the best year of his career, and he defeated the Astros twice, plus he shut down the Yankees and Angels this month.

Prediction: Minnesota Twins

Full-Game Total Pick

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The under is a solid option in this one. I expect very little offense from Chicago up against Jake Odorizzi. The White Sox are only averaging a measly 3.1 runs in their last ten games, and they will struggle against Odorizzi who owns a 1.45 ERA at Target Field, plus the under is 8-2 in his last ten home starts.

In addition, I expect the Twins to do solid damage against Dylan Covey, but after that, it could be tough to generate significant offense. The White Sox bullpen has quietly been among the best in baseball. They feature a 3.92 bullpen ERA, plus the under is 8-3 in the White Sox last 11 road games.

Prediction: Under

Full-Game Prop Bet

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A unique, yet intriguing play is Eddie Rosario to record a hit along with a Twins win offered by PointsBet. Rosario is unstoppable at the plate right now, amassing 15 hits in his last seven games overall. He has registered at least one hit in all but five games this month. The Twins should win this game with Odorizzi on the hill, and chances are good Rosario tallies a base hit.

Prediction: Eddie Rosario to Register a Hit/Twins Win

First Five Innings Total Bet

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I am taking the over on the Twins five-inning team total. Dylan Covey has logged between 4.2 and 5 innings in each of his last four starts spanning 19.2 innings. He has consistently given up runs in that span, allowing 12 runs (11 earned). To add to this, the Twins are very productive in the first five innings. Their highest scoring inning is in the 3rd with 58 runs, followed by 45 runs in the 4th inning.

Prediction: Twins 5 Inning Team Total Over 3.5

Written By Adam Rauzino

Adam has been a sports fanatic his entire life, closely following hockey, baseball, basketball and football. Adam enjoys analyzing various stats, as well as studying Sabermetrics and analytics to take his picks to a whole new level. Adam has a passion for writing about various sports as well as personal finance and has brought his talents to us here at Winners and Whiners. He graduated with a diploma in business marketing and business finance.