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Baseball Matchup - Minnesota Twins Boston Red Sox Odds Preview

Boston Red SoxMinnesota Twins
May 19, 2:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Boston duelling Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field.

Pedro Hernandez will take the mound for Minnesota, and he'll carry a 2-0 record into the contest. John Lackey gets the ball for Boston; he's 1-4 so far this season.

View Boston vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as 104 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Sox sit at an American League No. 3 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 6 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 9 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

Boston was a 12-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -125 favorites, while the total score of 17 made winners of OVER bettors. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 12-5 victory over Minnesota on Saturday at Target Field behind starter Ryan Dempster.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Red Sox at Twins trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Chi White Sox, Monday, May 20
Minnesota at Atlanta, Monday, May 20