Twins vs. White Sox Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/22/2022

by | Apr 21, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (6-6) hope to avoid their fifth straight defeat when they visit the Minnesota Twins (3-8) Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Twins are listed as -114 favorites, while the White Sox are -106 underdogs as they try to snap their losing skid. Bailey Ober starts for Minnesota while Michael Kopech is Chicago’s starter for the contest.

Twins vs. White Sox Spread and Betting Line

Twins vs White Sox Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Twins -114 -106 8 -107 -112 -1.5 +128 -117

Computer Predictions for Twins vs. White Sox

Our computer pick: Chicago White Sox (-106) and Over (8)

Twins vs. White Sox Game Info

  • Minnesota Twins probable starting pitcher: Bailey Ober
  • Chicago White Sox probable starting pitcher: Michael Kopech
  • Game Day: Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Stadium: Target Field

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Pitching Matchup

Ober Kopech
2 GS 2
1-1 W-L 0-0
3.27 ERA 1.00
11.0 IP 9.0
3 BB 4
7 SO 8

Twins Starter Bailey Ober

  • The Twins will look to Ober (1-1) in his third start this season.
  • His last appearance came on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, when the righty went six innings, surrendering no earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • He has a 3.27 ERA and 5.7 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are batting .205 against him over his two appearances this season.
  • Ober will aim to pitch five or more innings for his third straight start. He’s averaging 5.2 innings per outing.
  • The opposing White Sox offense has a collective .212 batting average, and is 18th in the league with 82 total hits and 20th in MLB action with 43 runs scored. It has the 19th-ranked slugging percentage (.342) and ranks 16th in home runs (10) in all of MLB.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 26-year-old ranks 31st in ERA (3.27), 17th in WHIP (1.000), and 54th in K/9 (5.7).

White Sox Starter Michael Kopech

  • The White Sox’s Kopech will make his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw five innings, giving up no earned runs while allowing one hit against the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • He has an ERA of 1.00, a batting average against of .107 and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings in two games this season.
  • In two starts this season, Kopech has lasted five or more innings one time, with an average of 4.2 innings per appearance.
  • The Twins rank 29th in MLB with 29 runs scored this season. They have a .184 batting average this campaign with 10 home runs (16th in the league).

Twins Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Twins have entered the game as favorites six times this season and won twice.
  • Minnesota has a record of 2-4 when favored by -114 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 53.3% chance of a victory for the Twins.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in two of their 11 games with a total this season.
  • In 11 games with a spread this season, the Twins are 2-9-0 ATS.

White Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • The White Sox have been named as the underdog four times this season but have yet to come away with a victory in any of those games.
  • This season, Chicago has been a moneyline underdog of -114 or better four times, losing every contest.
  • The White Sox have an implied victory probability of 51.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in six of their 13 opportunities.
  • The White Sox are 5-8-0 against the spread in their 13 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Twins Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Luis Arraez has accumulated a team-best batting average of .250.
  • Arraez ranks 78th in homers and 162nd in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Max Kepler is batting .229 with a double, a home run and four walks.
  • Kepler ranks 78th in home runs and 162nd in RBI on the season.
  • Kepler heads into this game looking for his fourth game in a row with a hit. During his last five outings he is batting .235 with a walk.
  • Gio Urshela is hitting .214 with a home run and four walks.
  • Gary Sanchez has been productive as he paces his team with eight RBI.
Luis Arraez 10 .250 .314 .406 1 3 8
Max Kepler 11 .229 .341 .343 1 3 8
Gio Urshela 10 .214 .312 .321 1 2 6
Gary Sánchez 8 .241 .290 .448 1 8 7
Byron Buxton 7 .200 .231 .600 3 4 5

White Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Luis Robert has swatted a team- leading two long balls.
  • Among all batters in the big leagues, Robert’s home run total is 30th and his RBI tally ranks 162nd.
  • Tim Anderson is batting .333 with four doubles, a home run and a walk.
  • Anderson is 78th in homers and 77th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Andrew Vaughn has two home runs, tops in the clubhouse.
  • Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with a .220 batting average.
Luis Robert 11 .205 .222 .386 2 3 9
Tim Anderson 9 .333 .351 .528 1 5 12
Andrew Vaughn 9 .310 .375 .552 2 6 9
José Abreu 11 .220 .289 .366 1 4 9
Eloy Jiménez 9 .226 .265 .323 1 7 7

Betting Tips for Twins vs. White Sox

We have the White Sox on the moneyline at -106 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after looking at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 8 runs.

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