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Milwaukee Brewers host Minnesota Twins in baseball action

Minnesota TwinsMilwaukee Brewers
May 18, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Minnesota Twins vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the Brewers take on the Twins at Miller Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

Marco Estrada will take the mound for Milwaukee, and he'll carry a 0-2 record into the contest. Scott Diamond gets the ball for Minnesota; he's 2-0 so far this season.

View Minnesota vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Brewers in this one will find them as -145 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Brewers sit at No. 12 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 9 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.3 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 7.8 hits per game, less than the Twins have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Minnesota was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They won as +190 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Tigers, a 4-3 final on Thursday in support of P.J. Walters at Comerica Park.

The Brewers were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. J.A. Happ shut down the Brewers in their last game, striking out 4 in a 4-0 shutout over Milwaukee in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Twins at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Milwaukee, Saturday, May 19

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