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Baseball Betting: Twins vs. Rangers

The Texas Rangers will send Colby Lewis to the mound on Wednesday as they continue their series at home against the Minnesota Twins.

Righthander Lewis (10-7, 3.93 ERA) took on the Twins in Minnesota on June 11, getting roughed up for six runs in just 1 1-3 innings of work that day. Texas, though, is 5-0 in Lewis' last five starts.

View Minnesota vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this one will find them as -205 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 3 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.6 hits per game. The Twins average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

The Twins were a 9-8 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +200 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 9-8 victory over Texas on Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark behind starter Carl Pavano.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3


A few Twins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Texas
Minnesota is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Texas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Texas is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Texas, Thursday, July 28

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