MLB Game Preview - Marlins underdogs vs Twins at Miami
Minnesota Twins vs Miami Marlins Odds
The Marlins will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Wednesday, as the Minnesota Twins visit in inter-league play at Marlins Park.
Scott Diamond gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Twins on this day; he's 5-6 on the season. The Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with Tom Koehler, who will be looking to improve on his 1-5 mark.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 14-rated Marlins and the league No. 14-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.1 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 7.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Twins hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Miami has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota suffered a 4-2 loss against Miami on Tuesday, as Kevin Correia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Marlins Park.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Miami are 4-4
After a loss are 6-4
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 3-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Twins at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games
Miami is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Minnesota home to Kansas City, Thursday, June 27
Miami home to San Diego, Friday, June 28