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Twins open as moneyline underdog vs White Sox

Minnesota Twins

Chicago White Sox
66-96 April 02, 2014, 02:10 PM | U.S. Cellular Field 63-99

The White Sox get a visit from the Minnesota Twins in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Kevin Correia for the Twins on the hill facing Felipe Paulino for the White Sox. Correia brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Paulino is 0-0 to date on the season.View Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Odds and Stats.

The White Sox were listed as -129 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier at TopBet.

This game puts the White Sox, most recently No. 27 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate a No. 30 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-3 loser on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Twins endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Monday, with Ricky Nolasco throwing 6 innings of 10-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 10-rated offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 20 at 5 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 11 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (7 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

A few Twins at White Sox trends to consider:
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chi White Sox is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Chi White Sox is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Chi White Sox is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Chicago, Thursday, April 3rd