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The Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Twins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Kyle Gibson in this game. Gibson has a 2-3 record and a 6.69 ERA this season.
The White Sox will counter Gibson with John Danks. Lefthander Danks has a 4.52 ERA to go along with a 2-9 record this season.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -148 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The White Sox were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -108 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.
Chicago has won 3 straight games.
Minnesota: 49-62 SU
Chicago: 43-69 SU
Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Minnesota's last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home
Chi White Sox home to Minnesota, Friday, August 9