Starting Pitchers: Minnesota Twins (DeVries) vs. Chicago White Sox (Humber)
Date/Time: May 24th, 8:10 PM EST
Television: MLB Network
Moneyline: Twins (+140) White Sox (-155)
MLB Betting Game Trends
- Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
- Minnesota is 3-9 SU in their last 12 games when playing Chi White Sox
- Minnesota is 18-6 SU in their last 24 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chicago White Sox
- Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games at home
- Chi White Sox are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The 2012 MLB betting campaign continues on Thursday night in the Windy City, where a pair of AL Central foes, the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox will collide.
The Twins still have just 15 wins on the season, and they are on the verge of really having to blow their team up. They just don’t have the goods that they had all these years ago, and short of Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, there really aren’t all that many names on the offense that are going to have the ability to carry the team to the Promised Land. That’s why this is one of the worst offenses in the game. Of course, the pitching staff, particularly in the rotation, is chock full of players that are coming straight out of the minor leagues, and that’s what we are seeing on Thursday when Manager Rod Gardenhire hands the ball off to young Cole DeVries for his first ever major league start. DeVries went to college at Minnesota, so he is a local product, but he has been a career minor leaguer that is just trying to make things work at the big league level. This could be a rude first start for a man that really hasn’t been all that special in the end, and it feels as though DeVries is more or less just being thrown to the wolves in a season that has already been a tad disastrous.
The White Sox are still playing well, and in the weak AL Central, anything is still possible. New Manager Robin Ventura has his men playing well, and the playoffs, especially with the way that teams like the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, and Boston Red Sox are struggling, isn’t totally out of the question. There’s still a lot of baseball to be played, though. Phillip Humber is going to be on the bump on Thursday night. In spite of the fact that he was “Mr. Perfect Game” from earlier this year, Humber has generally been pretty darn awful when push comes to shove. Aside from that start, he doesn’t have a victory, and he has largely been pretty darn bad. Over the course of his last two starts though, Humber has at least improved, allowing nine hits and three runs over 13.0 innings of work. The team has split those two games, but Humber is still just 1-2 with a 5.31 ERA on the campaign.
In the end, we just don’t think all that much of the Twins right now, and we think that the White Sox are going to be asked to lay just too small of a number. At +190 or so, we’d think about backing DeVries, but we just can’t do it, even with Humber on the mound for the Sox.
Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox Pick: Chicago White Sox (-150)
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