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Twins open as moneyline underdog vs White Sox

Chicago White SoxMinnesota Twins
Sep 7, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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

John Danks, with a record of 6-10 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Twins trot Carl Pavano to the mound in this one. He is 7-11 so far in 2011.

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as +110 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 14-rated Twins and the league No. 6-ranked White Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 13 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the White Sox have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

The White Sox were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago threw a shutout at Minnesota in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jake Peavy to defeat Minnesota 3-0 on Tuesday.

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Cleveland, Thursday, September 8
Minnesota at Detroit, Friday, September 9