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Chicago favored by 105 against Minnesota on Wednesday

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

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the White Sox arrive at Target Field on Wednesday.

Jake Peavy, with a record of 8-7 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Twins trot Scott Diamond to the mound in this one. He is 9-4 so far in 2012.

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Twins as +105 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the White Sox sit at an American League No. 7 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The White Sox average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 6-rated defense.

Chicago won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Twins on July 31. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday at Target Field behind starter Francisco Liriano.

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

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi White Sox's last 14 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to LA Angels, Friday, August 3
Minnesota at Boston, Thursday, August 2