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Erik Bedard, Francisco Liriano take mound in Twins vs Red Sox tilt

Boston Red SoxMinnesota Twins
Aug 9, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins battle the visiting Boston Red Sox on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Target Field.

Boston puts its faith in starter Erik Bedard to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-7. Getting the ball for the Twins is Francisco Liriano, who owns a 7-9 record on the season with a 5.03 ERA.

View Boston vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as +119 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Twins, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Red Sox, who rate an American League No. 2 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Red Sox offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.5 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (9.9 per nine innings).

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Boston was an 8-6 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Boston at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Scott Baker and the Twins 8-6 on Monday at Target Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Twins trends to consider:
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing Boston
Minnesota is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Minnesota, Wednesday, August 10

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