Baseball odds preview - Chicago vs. Minnesota
Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds
The Twins get a visit from the Chicago White Sox in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
It's a pitching duel between Pedro Hernandez for the Twins (1-0 on the year) and Hector Santiago for Chicago (1-0 so far).
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Twins as +105 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Twins - White Sox odds would favor the White Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 13 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 11 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 15 and scoring 3.4 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the White Sox hitters have managed (7.6 per nine innings).
Chicago brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins' league No. 11-ranked defense.
In their last action, Chicago was a 3-0 winner at home against the Angels. Bettors on Chicago at -123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago threw a shutout at Los Angeles in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Chris Sale to defeat Los Angeles 3-0 on Sunday.
Minnesota was a 6-0 loser in its last match at home against the Orioles. They lost as -102 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Wei-Yin Chen in a losing cause, 6-0, against Baltimore on Sunday.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-12 SU in their last 16 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Minnesota, Tuesday, May 14