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Aug 5, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Target Field hosts an MLB battle between the Minnesota Twins and the visiting Chicago White Sox on Friday.

The match puts starter Mark Buehrle for the White Sox on the hill facing Nick Blackburn for the Twins. Buehrle brings a 8-5 mark to the game, while Blackburn is 7-8 to date on the season.

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Twins in this one will find them as +100 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 13 in the American League and the White Sox at No. 6 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Minnesota and its American League No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 12 lineup of the White Sox at 3.9 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

The White Sox were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -111 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to New York on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 7-1 loser on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -163 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-1 to Los Angeles on Thursday at Angel Stadium.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 17 games
Chi White Sox are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Minnesota, Saturday, August 6

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