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New York MetsMinnesota Twins
Aug 19, 2:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

New York Mets vs Minnesota Twins Odds

56-66TEAM RECORD54-68

The Twins will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Monday, as the New York Mets visit in inter-league play at Target Field.

Dillon Gee, with a record of 8-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Twins trot Kyle Gibson to the mound in this one. He is 2-3 so far in 2013.

View NY Mets vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as -105 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the Mets at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Mets are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

New York lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Padres on August 18. Bettors who backed the Padres at +123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to San Diego on Sunday at PETCO Park.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the White Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +114 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 5-2 on Sunday behind a start from Hector Santiago at Target Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mets at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Minnesota
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
NY Mets are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets home to Atlanta, Tuesday, August 20
Minnesota at Detroit, Tuesday, August 20

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