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Michael Pelfrey, Jose Quintana take mound in White Sox vs Twins tilt

Minnesota Twins

Chicago White Sox
64-85 September 17, 2013, 08:10 PM | U.S. Cellular Field 59-91

U.S. Cellular Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago White Sox and the visiting Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

The match puts starter Michael Pelfrey for the Twins on the hill facing Jose Quintana for the White Sox. Pelfrey brings a 5-12 mark to the game, while Quintana is 7-6 to date on the season.

View Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the White Sox as -131 Favorite on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

The White Sox sit at No. 30 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at No. 29 on the same chart.

The Twins were a 12-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota was routed on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field, having a 12-1 loss put on them by the Chicago White Sox in baseball betting action.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 29 ranked offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 28 at 4.74 runs allowed per game. The White Sox have been averaging 8.57 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.28 hits on average).

Defensively, Minnesota features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.49 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 3.81 runs per game.

A few Twins at White Sox trends to consider:
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 14 games
Chi White Sox is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Chicago, Wednesday, September 18th