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April 13, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Minnesota and Texas on Friday, with the host Twins trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Matt Harrison gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 1-0 on the season. The Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Anthony Swarzak, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.

View Texas vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as -190 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 12-rated Rangers taking on the American League's No. 7-rated Twins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 2.6 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Texas brings the American League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins' league No. 12-ranked defense.

The Rangers were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -215 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rangers enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Mariners on Thursday, with Derek Holland throwing 7 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 10-9 winner at home against the Angels. Bettors on Minnesota at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (19) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 10-9 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday at Target Field behind starter Francisco Liriano.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Rangers at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Minnesota, Saturday, April 14

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