MLB gambling handicappers have seen the Twins open up a 6.5 game lead over the White Sox in the American League Central Division MLB betting race.
The White Sox were on a good pace until a recent trend that started September 7 in which they lost 4 out of 5 games, which coincided with the Twins winning 7 out of 8 games from September 3-11.
Perhaps a distraction for the White Sox has been the addition of Manny Ramirez, who is clashing with team Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf over grooming rules as his dread locks are not trimmed up to the Chairman’s standards.
“If Jerry wants to talk to Manny, he’s there,” said manager Ozzie Guillen. “I did my part. I talked to him about this is what we need you to do. I did my part. He cut his hair like three times already. But in the meanwhile, like I said, that’s not my department. What am I going to do, not play him?”
Guillen then added that “Manny’s been great since we got him. Manny has been good for everyone. He’s a very quiet guy that goes about his business.”
Ramirez will be the White Sox designated hitter in their stretch run with the MLB gambling odds. He was actually off to a slow start but expects that to change soon. “I haven’t played in a long time. It doesn’t matter how good you are, you miss 60 games, that’s a lot.”
Minnesota is one of the better balanced teams with the MLB betting lines as they ranked 6th in both staff earned run average and run production and were a strong 48-23 at their new home of Target Field this year. Chicago was 39-36 on the road.
Minnesota has beaten the White Sox in 14 out of their last 20 MLB gambling matchups including 7 out of the last 9 with 7 out of the last 10 meetings between the two teams going over the total.
Minnesota has been especially dominant at home against the White Sox with a record of 15-5 with 6 out of the last 7 games between the teams in the Twin Cities going over the total.