Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Preview
Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at U.S. Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox.
It's a pitching duel between Jake Peavy for the White Sox (2-1 on the year) and Vance Worley for Minnesota (0-2 so far).
This game puts the White Sox, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its American League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 3.6 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 6 lineup of the Twins at 4.3 runs per outing.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -106 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago suffered a 3-1 loss against Toronto on Thursday, as Chris Sale wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Twins at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota at Chi White Sox, Saturday, April 20