Minnesota Twins home to Rangers in baseball betting action
Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Target Field on Thursday as host Minnesota battles the Texas Rangers in baseball odds action.
The Twins will rely on Vance Worley to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Nick Tepesech will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Vance Worley is 0-2 this season, and Nick Tepesech is 1-1.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Twins rated this week at No. 11 and the Rangers sitting at No. 13.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 8 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.6 per game.
Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.
The Rangers were a 11-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -146 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Yu Darvish blew away 11 Los Angeles batter in the Rangers' last start, leading them to a 11-3 win over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.
The Twins were an 8-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +138 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota suffered an 8-5 loss against Miami on Tuesday, as Mike Pelfrey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Miami are 4-3
After a loss are 3-7
A few Rangers at Twins trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
Texas at Minnesota, Friday, April 26