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Baseball Matchup - Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins Odds Preview

Minnesota TwinsChicago White Sox
Aug 31, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds

56-79TEAM RECORD68-65

Baseball bettors look for value at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday as host Chicago battles the Minnesota Twins in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Jake Peavy for the White Sox (5-6 on the year) and Scott Diamond for Minnesota (0-2 so far).

View Minnesota vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as +-201 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The White Sox sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.7 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. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 8-6 loser on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Twins endured an 8-6 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Tuesday, with Anthony Swarzak throwing 4 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Twins at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 16-5 SU in their last 21 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 17-8 SU in their last 25 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at LA Angels, Friday, September 2
Chi White Sox at Detroit, Friday, September 2