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Zach Stewart, Carl Pavano take mound in Twins vs White Sox tilt

Chicago White SoxMinnesota Twins
Aug 6, 7:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Target Field hosts an MLB battle between the Minnesota Twins and the visiting Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

Carl Pavano gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 6-8 mark. In the other dugout, Zach Stewart brings a 0-1 ledger to the game for the White Sox as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.

View Chi White Sox vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the White Sox listed as favorites of 100 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 13-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:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, almost the same as White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -106 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The White Sox enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Twins on Friday, with Mark Buehrle throwing 8 innings of 4-hit ball at Target Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few White Sox at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi White Sox's last 18 games
Chi White Sox are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing Chi White Sox
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Minnesota, Sunday, August 7