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Minnesota TwinsChicago White Sox
July 7, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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The Chicago White Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Minnesota Twins invade U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday.

Carl Pavano gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Twins on this day; he's 5-6 on the season. The White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Philip Humber, who will be looking to improve on his 8-4 mark.

View Minnesota vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-175 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the White Sox, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 12-5 result against the Rays on July 6. Bettors who backed the Rays at +101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota suffered a 12-5 loss against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, as Francisco Liriano wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-1 loser at home against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in Edwin Jackson's start, as they lost 4-1 against Kansas City on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 9-1
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Twins at White Sox trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home
Chi White Sox are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Chi White Sox, Friday, July 8