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Kyle Gibson, John Danks take mound in White Sox vs Twins tilt

Minnesota TwinsChicago White Sox
Aug 9, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds

49-62TEAM RECORD43-69

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 Friday.

Chicago hands the ball to starter John Danks in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-9 mark on the year. Minnesota counters with Kyle Gibson, who will try to quiet the fans and the White Sox bats at the same time.

View Minnesota vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the White Sox, most recently No. 12 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:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

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. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 5-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Danny Duffy at Kauffman Stadium.

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 needed extra innings to get the job done against the Yankees on Wednesday as the White Sox defeated them 6-5 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
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 White Sox Trends:
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 Twins at White Sox 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

Next up:
Minnesota at Chi White Sox, Friday, August 9