Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Betting Preview
Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The Chicago White Sox battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Wednesday in MLB betting action at U.S. Cellular Field.
The match puts starter Nick Blackburn for the Twins on the hill facing Jake Peavy for the White Sox. Blackburn brings a 4-5 mark to the game, while Peavy is 7-7 to date on the season.
The Twins were listed as +-215 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
The White Sox sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.3 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, less than Twins batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 11-4 result against the White Sox on July 24. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-4 to Chicago on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Twins at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota home to Cleveland, Friday, July 27
Chi White Sox at Texas, Friday, July 27