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June 27, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

39-35TEAM RECORD30-43

Chicago pays a visit to Minnesota on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball action at Target Field.

Chris Sale, with a record of 8-2 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Twins trot Nick Blackburn to the mound in this one. He is 4-4 so far in 2012.

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Twins in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +145 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Twins) and the No. 9 (White Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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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. 5 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more 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. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Chicago at -112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 3-2 final on Tuesday in support of Gavin Floyd at Target Field.

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

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at NY Yankees, Thursday, June 28
Minnesota home to Kansas City, Friday, June 29

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