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Sep 1, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Minnesota duelling Texas on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.

Kevin Correia, with a record of 8-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Rangers trot Travis Blackley to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2013.

View Minnesota vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Rangers in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -205 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 10 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 2 in the American 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:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 9-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.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Rangers on August 31. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -230 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Saturday, with Mike Pelfrey throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Twins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Houston, Monday, September 2
Texas at Oakland, Monday, September 2

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