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Youkilis debuts for White Sox

The Chicago White Sox hope Kevin Youkilis can pay immediate dividends as they host the Minnesota Twins in baseball wagering action Monday.

The longtime Red Sox 3B was traded Sunday and will face Francisco Liriano on the mound for Minnesota. The erratic lefty is 1-7 on the year as he faces Jake Peavy, who gets the ball for Chicago; he's 6-3 so far this season.

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as +110 underdogs at TopBet. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the White Sox at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the White Sox hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Chicago brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins' league No. 14-ranked defense.

Chicago was a 1-0 winner in its last match at home against the Brewers. They won as -122 favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Milwaukee 1-0 in extra innings at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +136 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Leake and the Reds 4-3 on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

 

A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
Minnesota is 3-10 SU in their last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Minnesota, Tuesday, June 26

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