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Moneyline favors White Sox in battle with Twins

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June 16, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

33-36TEAM RECORD27-39

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Minnesota on Thursday at Target Field.

For the Twins, Nick Blackburn gets the ball, charged with keeping the White Sox hitters off the base paths. He'll face Mark Buehrle, 6-4 on the year.

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Twins as +105 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open 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. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 9 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Minnesota on Wednesday at Target Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Arizona are 1-5
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 7-2
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Arizona, Friday, June 17
Minnesota home to San Diego, Friday, June 17

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