Minnesota Twins vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview
Philadelphia Phillies vs Minnesota Twins Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Twins in Minnesota at Target Field on Wednesday in baseball action.
Minnesota hands the ball to starter PJ Walters in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. Philadelphia counters with Cole Hamels, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.
The Twins were listed as +145 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.
This game puts the Twins, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Phillies, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 10 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.
Philadelphia was a 11-7 loser in its last match on the road against the Twins. They lost as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 18 made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 11-7 on Tuesday behind a start from Nick Blackburn at Target Field.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 4-5
After a loss are 3-7
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 7-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Phillies at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia at Minnesota, Thursday, June 14