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Twins open as moneyline underdog vs White Sox

Minnesota TwinsChicago White Sox
July 8, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Minnesota duelling Chicago on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Nick Blackburn, with a record of 6-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the White Sox trot Gavin Floyd to the mound in this one. He is 6-7 so far in 2011.

View Minnesota vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-170 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 6-rated White Sox and the league No. 14-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the White Sox on July 7. Bettors who backed the Twins at +136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 6-2 final on Thursday in support of Carl Pavano at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

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

A few Twins at White Sox trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Chi White Sox, Saturday, July 9

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