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Baseball odds preview - Minnesota vs. Chicago

Minnesota TwinsChicago White Sox
Sep 4, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds

55-80TEAM RECORD73-61

The White Sox get a visit from the Minnesota Twins in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Scott Diamond, with a record of 10-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the White Sox trot Jose Quintana to the mound in this one. He is 5-3 so far in 2012.

View Minnesota vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as +-170 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked White Sox and the American League No. 13-rated Twins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 6 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -173 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Chicago on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 10-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Twins at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Chi White Sox, Wednesday, September 5