Money Line: -140.00 Minnesota (Away)
Minnesota is also favored for Monday’s opener, which may surprise some given how hot the White Sox have been recently. However, the Twins just swept a pretty good Cleveland team and are 9-2 L11 themselves. They send Jose Berrios out to the hill tonight. Berrios has faced Chicago twice in 2020 and the Twins are 2-0 in those games. The last one saw him go six innings and allow just 1 ER on 3 hits. Berrios has allowed 3 ER or less in four consecutive starts as well as six of the last eight.
Since losing two in a row to the Twins to start September, the White Sox have won 8 of 9. But looking at who they’ve faced - KC, Pittsburgh and Detroit - they clearly should have won most of those ballgames. Beware Dylan Cease’s 1.305 WHIP. I say that about Monday’s starter because he has a relatively low ERA, but that WHIP says he’s been a bit fortunate not to have allowed more runners to score. Cease does not strike out many opposing hitters nor has he made it a full six innings in any of the L3 starts. This will be his first time facing Minnesota since a disastrous outing over a year ago when he allowed 8 runs in 2 IP. 10* Minnesota