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Daisuke Matsuzaka faces Carl Pavano in MLB odds action

Minnesota TwinsBoston Red Sox
May 8, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Red Sox get a visit from the Minnesota Twins in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Red Sox will turn to Daisuke Matsuzaka and his 2-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Twins send Carl Pavano (2-3) to the hill.

View Minnesota vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as -185 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Red Sox) and the No. 14 (Twins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Boston and its American League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 14 lineup of the Twins at 3.2 runs per outing.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -168 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Boston staff and losing 4-0 to the Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Twins at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Minnesota's last 20 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Boston
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Boston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Boston, Monday, May 9

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