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Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox in MLB odds

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Aug 15, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

46-73TEAM RECORD53-65

The Minnesota Twins host Chicago on Thursday, looking to build on their 53-65 mark against the 46-73 White Sox in MLB betting action at Target Field.

It's a pitching duel between Michael Pelfrey for the Twins (4-10 on the year) and Andre Rienzo for Chicago (0-0 so far).

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the White Sox listed as underdogs of +-130 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the White Sox at No. 11 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Chicago was a 6-4 loser in its last match at home against the Tigers. They lost as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 6-4 loss against Detroit on Wednesday, as John Danks wasn't able to lead his team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 9-8 loser as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +103 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 9-8 score against Cleveland at Target Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 15-7 SU in their last 22 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Minnesota, Friday, August 16

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