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Minnesota Twins host Boston Red Sox in baseball action

Boston Red SoxMinnesota Twins
May 18, 7:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Red Sox arrive at Target Field on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Scott Diamond for the Twins (3-3 on the year) and Ryan Dempster for Boston (2-4 so far).

View Boston vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Twins as +113 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Sox sit at an American League No. 3 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Red Sox average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

The Red Sox were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Boston needed extra innings to get the job done against the Twins on Friday as the Red Sox defeated them 3-2 at Target Field.

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

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

A few Red Sox at Twins trends to consider:
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Boston
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Minnesota, Sunday, May 19