Free MLB Picks Today: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox 9/27/22

Free MLB Picks Today: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox 9/27/22
Tue 27th September 2022

Eloy Jimenez will be looking to extend his 18-game on-base streak as the Chicago White Sox (76-77) face off against the Minnesota Twins (74-79) at Target Field on Tuesday for the first of a three-game series. The White Sox are playing their first of six games on the road after wrapping up a winless six-game homestand. They were just swept in three games against the Tigers, dropping the finale 4-1 on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field for their sixth straight loss. Yoan Moncada was 1 for 4 with a solo home run. The Twins are in the midst of a six-game homestand. They lost two of three against the Angels in their last series, dropping the finale 10-3 on Sunday at Target Field. Carlos Correa’s on-base streak reached 13 games as he went 2 for 4 with two doubles and one run.


The Twins have won seven of 13 in the season series between the AL Central rivals, including a 5-1 victory in their most recent meeting on September 4 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Dylan Bundy threw five scoreless innings to get the win.


Lance Lynn (7-6, 4.02 ERA) is in line for the start for Chicago. The righty allowed six runs (three earned) over six innings in his last start, an 8-2 road defeat against the Guardians on Wednesday. He was charged with the loss, giving up nine hits while striking out three and walking one. Over two previous starts against the Twins this season, Lynn has allowed 11 earned runs over 10 innings (0-1, 9.90). He has struck out 10 and walked two. Righty Bailey Ober (1-3, 3.71 ERA) takes the mound for Minnesota. He has made one prior start against the White Sox this season, giving up one runs over five innings in a 2-1 home win on April 22. He gave up five hits while striking out six in the no-decision. In his last start on Wednesday, Ober took the loss on the road against the Royals. He threw five innings and gave up three runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking one in the 5-2 defeat.


The Chicago offense is averaging 4.3 runs per game for the season, with a slash line of .259/.314/.391. Jose Abreu leads the team in OPS at .822. The first baseman is slashing .304/.377/.445 with 15 home runs, 73 RBIs, and 84 runs over 150 games. Over the last five games, though, Chicago has averaged only 2.0 runs a game while performing worse across the board (.201/.243/.341). Against righties like Ober this season, the Sox have a .684 OPS. Abreu also is the team’s most productive hitter against right-handers with a .824 OPS in 463 at-bats. Minnesota is slashing .248/.316/.402 for the season and averaging 4.3 runs per game. Correa leads the team with a .834 OPS. The shortstop has 21 home runs, 61 RBIs, and 67 runs scored with a slash line of .289/.365/.468. Minnesota is averaging only 3.2 runs per game in the last five with their slash line falling across the board (.221/.278/.307). The Twins have a .723 OPS against right-handers in 2022. With a .813 OPS over 416 at-bats, Luis Arraez has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Chicago is 41-34 in away games in 2022, scoring 4.5 runs per game while allowing 3.7 runs. Minnesota has gone 44-34 at their home park this season, averaging 4.2 runs per game while surrendering 3.9. Minnesota is 6-4 in the last 10 meetings at Target Field despite an average scoreline favoring Chicago (5.3-3.3).


The White Sox are second in the AL Central, 10 games behind the division-leading Guardians. They are fifth in the Wild Card race, seven games out of third. The Twins are third in the AL Central, 12 games behind the Guardians. They are sixth in the Wild Card race, nine games out of a postseason position.

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Minnesota Twins (+100)

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