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Paul Maholm out to silence Twins bats in MLB contest

Minnesota TwinsAtlanta Braves
May 22, 12:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Minnesota Twins vs Atlanta Braves Odds

18-24TEAM RECORD27-18

The Braves will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Wednesday, as the Minnesota Twins visit in inter-league play at Turner Field.

Atlanta sends Paul Maholm out against Vance Worley for the Twins in this game. Maholm is 5-4 with a 3.83 ERA on the season, while Worley is 1-4 on the year and has a 6.20 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as -175 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 9 in the National League and the Twins at No. 15 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 5 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.8 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Minnesota brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 2-ranked defense.

The Twins were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota lost in extra innings against the Braves on Tuesday as Atlanta edged them 5-4 at Turner Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Twins at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Thursday, May 23
Atlanta at NY Mets, Friday, May 24