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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins

The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins will meet on the field at Target Field on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander Andre Rienzo will take the mound for the White Sox to start this game. Rienzo is 0-0 this season with a 4.42 ERA.

Rienzo's opponent in this one will be Michael Pelfrey. The Twins righthander has a 5.32 ERA to go along with a 4-10 record this season.

Chicago was a 6-4 loser in its last match at home against the Tigers. They lost as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 9-8 loser as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +103 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 46-73 SU
Minnesota: 53-65 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 15-7 SU in their last 22 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Chi White Sox, Friday, August 16