Justin Grimm vs Scott Diamond matchup featured in MLB action
Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Odds
Minnesota will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Texas Rangers pay a visit to Target Field.
The match puts starter Justin Grimm for the Rangers on the hill facing Scott Diamond for the Twins. Grimm brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Diamond is 1-1 to date on the season.
The Twins - Rangers odds would favor the Twins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 11 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 13 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 8 in the American League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 11 ranking in that category.
Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 1-rated defense.
Texas won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Twins on April 25. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Texas rolled to a 2-1 win against Minnesota on Thursday, as Nick Tepesch and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 1-9
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few Rangers at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing Texas
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Texas
Texas at Minnesota, Saturday, April 27