Upcoming Free Picks

Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 8-19-2019

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#915 Chicago White Sox
White Sox 210
#916 Minnesota Twins
Twins -210

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 8:10pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Chicago White Sox
I. NOVA

55 - 68

8
W's
9
L's
4.51
ERA
1.35
WHIP

Minnesota Twins
K. GIBSON

76 - 48

11
W's
5
L's
4.32
ERA
1.33
WHIP

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

Monday evening will bring Game 1 of a brand new series between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins. First pitch is set for 8:10 P.M ET and will feature Ivan Nova (CWS) and Kyle Gibson (MIN) as the starting pitchers.

ChiSox Coming Off Tough Stretch

When the second half of the MLB season began, the Chicago White Sox had hopes that they might be contending for a postseason spot. They were, after all, just a few games below .500 at the All-Star break. Over a month has passed, however, and they’ve fallen completely out of the race. The White Sox have gone 13-24 since the break, including three losses in their last four games.

Luckily, they’ll get to start anew on Monday with their series against Minnesota. Also, they’re lucky that Ivan Nova is pitching for them, as Nova has been one of the hottest (and most surprising) pitchers in all of baseball recently.

In his last five starts, Nova has thrown five gems; across 37 innings he’s allowed just two earned runs and six walks, and the White Sox have won all five games. His last outing was a complete game performance where he gave up just four hits total.

Minnesota on a Hot Streak

The Minnesota Twins are on a tear right now, winning four games in a row and five of their last six. According to ESPN, the Twins, who lead their division with a 76-48 record, have a 98.4-percent chance of making the postseason.

During their four-game win streak, all of which came against the Texas Rangers on the road, the offense for the Twins was clicking on all cylinders. They scored 35 runs in four games (8.75/game), highlighted by a 13-run and 12-run performances. Marwin Gonzalez led the way during the series, hitting safely in all four games, including two three-hit games and a four-hit game. Overall, he went 11-for-18 in the series, including a walk and six runs batted in. Right fielder Jake Cave also contributed greatly, coming out of nowhere with six hits in the series. Earlier in the week, Marwin Gonzalez also hit a go-ahead three-run home run in a 7-5 win over Milwaukee, which can be seen below.

Moving forward, the Twins look to be in a good position as well. Kyle Gibson, who has the second-most wins on the team (11), will start the series opener against the White Sox. Gibson pitches well at home, holding opposing hitters to a .218 batting average this year. Plus, he’s 7-2 at Target Field in 2019. Less than a month ago, Gibson threw a gem against these very White Sox. Minnesota won 11-1 behind a six-inning, one earned run performance from Gibson.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Despite the fact that the Twins are facing Ivan Nova on Monday, one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, they’re in a very good spot. Minnesota, after all, is fighting to hang on to their division lead, while the White Sox have no chance of making the postseason. They have something to play for here and that means a lot, especially with them being at home. Plus, the Twins have tons of momentum going for them — having won four games in a row — and Kyle Gibson is dynamite at home, holding hitters to a .218 batting average.

Prediction: Minnesota Twins -185

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

We know how well Gibson is at holding down hitters at home this year, but we also need to factor in what Nova has done recently, allowing just two earned runs in his last five starts. I think he’s going to slip up a bit in this one because he’s overdue for some sort of trouble, but it’s clear he’s locked in. Look for this game to be a pitcher’s duel between the two righties with Minnesota coming out with a 5-2 victory.

Prediction: Under 9.5

Casey P.

Casey Pazzalia is a former Division-II athlete and New York native. With nearly 10 years of experience, Casey makes his predictions from a contrarian point of view and has done it all in the sports gambling business. A family man, Casey now has contributed to many sports media outlets and is now a solid addition to the StatSalt team. Casey is more than confident in his ability to help you crush your man.

Upcoming Free Picks

Friday, Feb 28
NBA
#545 Denver Nuggets 222
#546 Los Angeles Clippers -6.5
10:35pm
View Pick
Saturday, Feb 29
NBA
#547 Chicago Bulls
#548 New York Knicks
5:05pm
View Pick
#549 Brooklyn Nets
#550 Miami Heat
7:35pm
View Pick
#551 Portland Trail Blazers
#552 Atlanta Hawks
7:35pm
View Pick
#555 Los Angeles Lakers
#556 Memphis Grizzlies
8:05pm
View Pick
#557 Houston Rockets
#558 Boston Celtics
8:35pm
View Pick
Saturday, Feb 29
NCAAB
#601 Texas A&M 141.5
#602 LSU -11
12:00pm
View Pick
#603 Pittsburgh 136
#604 NC ST. -8
12:00pm
View Pick
#605 Texas 126.5
#606 Texas Tech -11.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#607 Providence
#608 Villanova
12:00pm
View Pick
#613 Ball ST. 135
#614 Toledo -2.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#615 C. Michigan 139.5
#616 E. Michigan -3.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#619 S. Illinois 128.5
#620 Missouri ST. -6.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#623 Vanderbilt 141
#624 Ole Miss -10.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#625 Fordham 129
#626 St. Josephs -4.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#627 Kansas 131.5
#628 Kansas ST. 11.5
1:30pm
View Pick
#631 Baylor 125
#632 TCU 7.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#633 Florida ST. 134
#634 Clemson 3
2:00pm
View Pick
#635 UConn 137
#636 E. Carolina 5.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#641 Valparaiso 140
#642 Indiana ST. -5
2:00pm
View Pick
#643 Illinois ST. 134.5
#644 Evansville -1.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#645 Akron 153
#646 Buffalo -1
2:00pm
View Pick
#647 Seton Hall 147.5
#648 Marquette -1.5
2:30pm
View Pick
#649 UL Lafayette 147.5
#650 Arkansas - Little Rock -9.5
3:00pm
View Pick
#667 Elon 139.5
#668 William & Mary -7.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#669 Portland 144
#670 Santa Clara -11
4:00pm
View Pick
#673 Oklahoma 135.5
#674 W. Virginia -8
4:00pm
View Pick
#675 Air Force 151
#676 Colorado ST. -11
4:00pm
View Pick
#677 James Madison 152
#678 Hofstra -13
4:00pm
View Pick
#683 George Washington
#684 VCU
4:00pm
View Pick
#685 N. Illinois 130.5
#686 W. Michigan
4:00pm
View Pick
#687 Oakland U 135
#688 Illinois - Chicago -2.5
4:15pm
View Pick
#699 UNLV 147.5
#700 San Jose ST. 8.5
5:00pm
View Pick
#705 Michigan ST. 137
#706 Maryland -2.5
6:00pm
View Pick
#707 Utah 131
#708 California 1
6:00pm
View Pick
#709 N. Iowa 138.5
#710 Drake 2.5
6:00pm
View Pick
#721 Miami - FL 141.5
#722 Georgia Tech -5
6:00pm
View Pick
#725 UCF 130
#726 Tulsa -6.5
6:00pm
View Pick
#737 Delaware 139
#738 UNCW 3.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#741 Wyoming 129
#742 Fresno ST. -11
7:00pm
View Pick
#745 Arizona ST. 143.5
#746 USC -3.5
8:00pm
View Pick
#751 San Diego ST. 143
#752 Nevada 5.5
8:00pm
View Pick
#765 Cleveland ST. 150
#766 Wisconsin-Green Bay -8.5
8:00pm
View Pick
#767 Long Beach ST. 143
#768 UC Davis -8.5
8:00pm
View Pick
#769 Memphis 139.5
#770 Tulane 5
8:00pm
View Pick
Saturday, Feb 29
NHL
#63 Boston Bruins 5.5
#64 N.Y. Islanders Islanders 120
1:05pm
View Pick
#65 New Jersey Devils
#66 Los Angeles Kings
4:05pm
View Pick
#67 Calgary Flames
#68 Tampa Bay Lightning
4:05pm
View Pick
#69 Chicago Blackhawks 6.5
#70 Florida Panthers -165
6:05pm
View Pick
#71 Colorado Avalanche
#72 Nashville Predators
7:05pm
View Pick
#73 Detroit Red Wings 6
#74 Ottawa Senators -165
7:05pm
View Pick
#75 Carolina Hurricanes 6
#76 Montreal Canadiens -125
7:05pm
View Pick
#75 Carolina Hurricanes 6
#76 Montreal Canadiens -125
7:05pm
View Pick
#77 Vancouver Canucks 6.5
#78 Toronto Maple Leafs -185
7:05pm
View Pick