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May 6, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Boston Red Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Twins arrive at Fenway Park on Friday.

The Red Sox will rely on Tim Wakefield to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Scott Baker will be his counterpart for the Twins. Tim Wakefield is 0-0 this season, and Scott Baker is 1-2.

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Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as +-147 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 14 in the same category at 7.7 per game.

Minnesota brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 9-ranked defense.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the White Sox on May 4. Bettors who backed the Twins at +153 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Wednesday, with Nick Blackburn throwing 6 2/3 innings of 4-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 11-0 loser as they battled the Angels at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at +157 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston was scored on plenty on Thursday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 11-0 loss to Los Angeles.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Twins at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Boston, Saturday, May 7

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