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White Sox face Minnesota Twins: MLB odds preview and stats

Chicago White SoxMinnesota Twins
Aug 7, 2:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

54-58TEAM RECORD51-62

Minnesota will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Chicago White Sox pay a visit to Target Field.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Jake Peavy to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-5. Getting the ball for the Twins is Brian Duensing, who owns a 8-9 record on the season with a 4.43 ERA.

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Twins as +110 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the White Sox sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

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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. 10-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the White Sox hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Chicago brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins' league No. 12-ranked defense.

In their last action, Chicago was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Chicago at +118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The White Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Carl Pavano and the Twins 6-1 on Saturday at Target Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

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

A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chi White Sox's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 17-5 SU in their last 22 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 18-7 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Baltimore, Monday, August 8
Minnesota home to Boston, Monday, August 8

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