White Sox vs Twins Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 10 (Cease, Maeda Go Pitch-for-Pitch in Afternoon Duel)
White Sox vs Twins Game Info
- Date: Monday, April 10, 2023
- Time: 2:10 p.m. ET
- Venue: Target Field -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Coverage: NBC Sports Chicago, Bally Sports North
The Chicago White Sox (4-6) and Minnesota Twins (6-3) re-ignite their AL Central rivalry when they begin a three-game series on Monday, April 10.
The White Sox hope to re-discover their offense after getting shut out in a 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Twins need their pitching staff to step up following a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Houston Astros less than 24 hours ago.
Can the White Sox take one step closer to the .500 mark? Or will the Twins find a way to increase their division lead?
White Sox vs Twins Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: CHW: (-118) | MIN: (+100)
- Spread: CHW: -1.5 (+152) | MIN: +1.5 (-184)
- Total: 7.5 -- Over: (+104) | Under: (-128)
The White Sox enter this contest as road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2:10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 7.5 runs with the under being favored at -128 odds.
White Sox vs Twins Betting Trends
- The White Sox are 4-8 straight up in their last 12 road games against Minnesota.
- Minnesota is 7-3 straight up in its last 10 games.
- The total has hit the over in five of the White Sox's last six road games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Minnesota's last seven games played on a Monday.
White Sox vs Twins Prediction & Pick
2022 AL Cy Young finalist Dylan Cease looks to continue his impressive start as he takes the mound for Chicago. The veteran righty is 1-0 in two starts thus far with a 1.59 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP. His last appearance saw him rack up 8 strikeouts with only 1 hit and 1 run allowed over 5 innings in a 7-3 win against the San Francisco Giants.
Meanwhile, Minnesota will rely on Kenta Maeda to match Cease. Although Maeda lost his only start in 2023 so far, he looked terrific in defeat. He pitched 5 innings in a 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins, striking out 9 batters while giving up a run on 3 hits over 5 innings.
In what should be a low-scoring pitching duel, I see the White Sox getting the job done. They haven't been perfect, but their offense has looked better. Chicago is averaging 5.4 runs over its last five games, whereas Minnesota has been held to 2 runs or fewer after 9 innings in four of its last five.
With the Twins being without key offensive contributors like Joey Gallo (side) and Max Kepler (knee), they won't have the juice to keep up. Back the White Sox to win on the road.
Final Score Prediction: White Sox: 3 | Twins: 2
White Sox vs Twins Best Bet
Considering how well Cease and Maeda have pitched so far, it's a no-brainer to back the under on the 7.5-run total. The decision is even clearer given the recent offensive struggles of both clubs.
After the AL Central rivals failed to surpass this afternoon's projected total in four of their previous six encounters, I don't expect a ton of offense from the White Sox and Twins today.
Bet: Under 7.5 Total Runs (-128)
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