Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins
American League Central with the Tigers and the White Sox fighting for the lead. Chicago has Minnesota's number this season and they will send Jake Peavy who has defeated the Twins in both of his meeting. Jake faced Minnesota in his last start at home beating them in 6 inning of work 6 hits 2 runs 1 earned, but he did labor throwing 121 pitches, his third start in a row throwing more than 120 pitches. He has also been hit on the road recording 2 non quality losses prior to his home win. His road record is sub par 3-5 with White Sox going 4-6 which is not all his doing as he is pitching quality in majority of his road games. Minnesota Twins will send Scott Diamond who pitched a complete game shut out against the Indians and he is 6-1 at home. His ERA is 2.28 compared to 3.63 away winning average margin 4.5 runs. It looks like a live home dog, However Diamond's home starts have been against losing teams except for Baltimore and O's pitcher that day, Tillman, was gone after the 1st inning Twins went on to win 7-19 and that was a non quality win for Diamond. Jake Peavy , who is extended, will not be easy to hit even for the hot bats of Minnesota. but the play is Under 8.5 following last nights quality performance by pitchers on both sides again meeting quality pitchers in same series. Broken Over trend for Minnesota with Total declining for the following game.
(This pick was made on the 5Dimes over night reduced juice just before mid night)
CHICAGO WHITE SOX at MINNESOTA TWINS
Game Total UNDER 8.5 at -119 for 1 unit(W)
Tight contest as predicted 3-2 Chicago White Sox and Under