MLB Game Preview - White Sox underdogs vs Twins at Minnesota

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June 18, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins battle the visiting Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Target Field.

Minnesota sends Michael Pelfrey out against Dylan Axelrod for the White Sox in this game. Pelfrey is 3-6 with a 6.12 ERA on the season, while Axelrod is 3-4 on the year and has a 4.26 ERA.

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The White Sox were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Twins - White Sox odds would favor the White Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 13 in the American League.

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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 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 14 lineup of the White Sox at 3.6 runs per outing.

Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

Chicago won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Astros on June 17. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The White Sox enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Astros on Monday, with Jose Quintana throwing 4 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Tigers on June 16. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 5-2 on Sunday behind a start from Doug Fister at Target Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

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

A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi White Sox's last 21 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 21 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 5-14 SU in their last 19 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Minnesota, Wednesday, June 19

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