Free MLB Picks Today: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins 9/3/22

Free MLB Picks Today: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins 9/3/22
Sat 3rd September 2022

Dylan Cease, one of this season’s toughest pitchers, is set to take the mound for the Chicago White Sox (+150) as they match up against the Minnesota Twins (-180) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday. The early total has been set at 7.5.The White Sox (66-66) took Friday’s series opener 4-3, their fifth head-to-head victory in 11 games this season. Reliever Liam Hendriks was credited with the win after throwing one scoreless inning. Yasmani Grandal went 2 for 4 with a home run, two runs, and two RBIs in the win. Nick Gordon was 1 for 4 with a double and three RBIs for the Twins (67-63).


Tyler Mahle (6-7, 4.17 ERA) is slated to take the mound for Minnesota. The RHP threw 2.1 no-hit innings in his last start, a 4-0 home win over the Royals on August 17. He struck out one and walking one in the no-decision. Right-hander Cease (12-6, 2.27 ERA) will toe the rubber for Chicago. He has made one prior start against the Twins this season, holding opposing hitters scoreless over seven innings in an 11-0 road win on July 17. He gave up one hit and walked two, while striking out eight in the win. In his last start on Sunday, Cease took a no-decision at home against the Diamondbacks. He threw eight innings and gave up two runs on two hits, striking out eight and walking one in the 3-2 loss. The righty ranks second in the AL in strikeouts (190), third in ERA, and tied for fourth in wins.


Over the last five games, Minnesota has averaged 6.0 runs a game, up from their season average of 4.4, while slashing better across the board (.270/.357/.454). Against righties like Cease this season, the Twins have a .739 OPS. Luis Arraez is the team’s most potent producer against right-handers with a .862 OPS in 348 at-bats. Chicago is averaging 4.8 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 4.2 for the season. The Sox have a .684 OPS against right-handers in 2022. With ann .829 OPS over 406 at-bats, Jose Abreu has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Minnesota is on a six-game losing streak on the road, bringing their record to 27-34 in 2022. The Twins have scored 4.7 runs per game away from home, while allowing 4.5 runs. Chicago has won three in a row in front of their home fans. The Sox are 33-35 at home this season, averaging 4.2 runs per game while surrendering 5.2. In the last 10 games at Guaranteed Rate Field between the AL Central rivals, Chicago is 6-4 with an average scoreline of 5.7-5.1.


The Twins are second in the AL Central, one games behind the division-leading Guardians. The White Sox are third in the AL Central, three games behind the Guardians. They are sixth in the Wild Card race, six games out of a postseason position.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Chicago White Sox (-130)

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