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Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Texas Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Minnesota Twins invade Rangers Ballpark on Saturday.

The Rangers will rely on Matt Garza to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Michael Pelfrey will be his counterpart for the Twins. Matt Garza is 9-3 this season, and Michael Pelfrey is 5-10.

View Minnesota vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Twins listed as underdogs of +-260 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Twins odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 14 in the American League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +305 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Friday, with Liam Hendriks throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 1-9
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Twins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing on the road against Texas
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Texas is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Texas, Sunday, September 1

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