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White Sox face Minnesota Twins: MLB odds preview and stats

Chicago White SoxMinnesota Twins
Sep 15, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

77-66TEAM RECORD60-85

The visiting White Sox hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.

The Twins will rely on Samuel Deduno to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Francisco Liriano will be his counterpart for the White Sox. Samuel Deduno is 6-3 this season, and Francisco Liriano is 5-11.

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -110 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Twins, most recently No. 13 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the White Sox, who rate an American League No. 7 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 8 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the White Sox have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 6-0 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -188 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chris Sale chucked 6 shutout innings at the Twins in their last game, striking out 5 in a 6-0 win against Minnesota in baseball action at Target Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi White Sox's last 16 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games at home
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Minnesota, Sunday, September 16

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