HANDICAPPING TRENDS FAVOR TWINS OVER CHISOX WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Wed, 18 Aug 2010 08:24 PM EDT
Chicago White Sox (65-54) at Minnesota (69-50), 8:10 p.m. EDT, Sports.com Line: Minnesota -148, Chicago White Sox +138 Total: 7
The White Sox and Twins will continue their three-game series at Target Field tonight. These two teams are going in opposite directions as the White Sox have lost three straight and seven of their last nine after holding a 1.5-game lead over the Twins on August 7. The Twins have won five straight and are an MLB-best 23-8 since the All-Star break.
Gavin Floyd (8-9, 3.70 ERA) will get the start for the White Sox. After starting the season 2-7 with a 4.80 ERA in his first 15 outings, Floyd has gone 6-2 with a 2.07 ERA in his last nine starts. Basketball Odds
Twins starter Francisco Liriano (11-7, 3.26 ERA) has also been outstanding of late, going 5-0 with a 1.62 ERA in his last six starts. Liriano is 2-0 with a 2.79 ERA in three starts against the White Sox this season. Baseball Odds
The White Sox are 22-26 against AL Central clubs, while the Twins are 32-17 in division games. Sports Scores
According to FoxSheets, MINNESOTA is 19-3 (+15.0 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -150 this season. The average score was MINNESOTA 5.1, OPPONENT 2.9 – (Rating = 3*).
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