Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Preview

Minnesota TwinsChicago White Sox
April 19, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds

6-7TEAM RECORD7-9

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).

View Minnesota vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the White Sox in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -164 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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

Next up:
Minnesota at Chi White Sox, Saturday, April 20

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