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Aug 3, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Odds

45-60TEAM RECORD53-53

Minnesota pays a visit to Boston on Friday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball action at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox will turn to Felix Doubront and his 10-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Twins send Brian Duensing (1-4) to the hill.

View Minnesota vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Red Sox as -175 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 13-rated Twins in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 5 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Boston owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-0 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Minnesota at +190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota threw a shutout at Boston in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Samuel Deduno to defeat Boston 5-0 on Thursday.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 1-9
After playing Boston are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Twins at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Boston, Saturday, August 4

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