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MLB Game Preview - Twins underdogs vs White Sox at Chicago

Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox
64-86September 18, 2013, 02:10 PM | U.S. Cellular Field60-91


The Minnesota Twins will look to grab a road win when they take on the White Sox in Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between John Danks for the White Sox (4-13 on the year) and Scott Diamond for Minnesota (5-11 so far).

View Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds and Stats.

The visitors were 122 moneyline Underdog in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

This game puts the White Sox, most recently No. 30 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate a No. 29 in the latest survey.

The Twins were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota suffered a 4-3 loss against Chicago on Tuesday, as Mike Pelfrey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

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. 29 at 4.73 runs allowed per game. The White Sox have been averaging 8.59 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.29 hits on average).

Minnesota brings the No. 29-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's No. 23-ranked defense.

A few Twins at White Sox trends to consider:
Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
Chi White Sox is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Oakland, Thursday, September 19th
Chicago at Detroit, Friday, September 20th