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MLB Odds, Predictions, Picks for Twins vs. White Sox: Bet on Chicago to Avoid the Sweep (Wednesday, July 6)

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  • The White Sox look to avoid another sweep at the hands of the Twins.
  • Chicago sends Lance Lynn to the hill to face off against AL Rookie of the Year contender Joe Ryan.
  • Jules Posner explains why Chicago won't be swept, especially at home.

Twins vs. White Sox Odds

Twins Odds -105
White Sox Odds -115
Over/Under 8.5 (+100 / -120)
Time 2:10 p.m. ET
TV MLB.TV
Odds via DraftKings. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.

The Minnesota Twins look to complete their second sweep of the Chicago White Sox this season on Wednesday.

What seemed like a great opportunity for the White Sox to get back on track and leapfrog the Cleveland Guardians in the AL Central is turning out to be a disaster for the Sox.

The White Sox turn to Lance Lynn to stop the bleeding, and he’ll be facing off against AL Rookie of the Year hopeful Joe Ryan.

The Sox hope to avoid the sweep and put themselves back in the AL Central title hunt with a win on Wednesday.

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Will Twins’ Offense Continue Success?

The Twins’ offense has really rounded into form of late, and they’ve been taking it to the White Sox in the first two games of this series. They have a 123 team wRC+ against RHP on the road over the past couple of weeks, but they may have their hands full with Lynn on Wednesday.

Ryan hasn’t looked as sharp since returning from the injured list. Over his past four starts, he has a 4.37 ERA with a 4.48 FIP. However, his stronger split this season has been on the road, where he has a 2.67 ERA and a 3.56 FIP.

His last start seemed to be a step in the right direction, as he threw seven strong innings and surrendered just one run.

Despite their issues at the backend of the bullpen, the Twins’ pen overall has been a middle of the pack unit over the past couple of weeks.


Lynn Ready to Get to Work for Sox

Lynn is going to be the story of this game. The White Sox ace has been looking to find some consistency since returning from injury, and he may have found that in his last start against the San Francisco Giants.

Lynn threw six shutout innings while only allowing three hits. Granted, it was against a decimated and struggling Giants lineup, but he handled his business last week.

He looks to improve upon that effort Wednesday afternoon.

Despite being shut down over the past two games, the White Sox’s offense has been relatively solid at home against RHP over the past few weeks. Their 106 wRC+ is 12th in MLB, so the scoring opportunities have been there.

Additionally, their bullpen should experience some positive regression at some point, as they have the second-best FIP over the past two weeks. Things should even out.

Twins-White Sox Pick

Even the oddsmakers think this one is a real coin flip. Both teams’ moneylines opened at -110. However, the White Sox are going to be tough to sweep at home.

The Twins have swept the White Sox already this season, but the White Sox seem to have a slight edge in the pitching department heading into Wednesday afternoon’s game.

Considering how good both offenses are, the total seems to be a really tough call and in a coin-flip game, Lynn would be tough to bet against.

Reluctantly, White Sox moneyline is the play here, and if it somehow moves to plus money, even better. However, it could be played to -120 or better.

Pick: Sox ML -110

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