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Ryan Dempster Rangers at Home vs Minnesota in MLB Clash

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Aug 25, 4:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Texas Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Minnesota Twins invade Rangers Ballpark on Saturday.

Ryan Dempster gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 7-6 mark. In the other dugout, Brian Duensing brings a 2-6 ledger to the game for the Twins as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.

View Minnesota vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Rangers as -230 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 10.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 13-rated Twins taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Rangers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.2 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.7 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Texas owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.

Minnesota lost its last outing, an 8-0 result against the Rangers on August 24. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -255 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Texas staff and losing 8-0 to the Rangers on Friday at Rangers Ballpark.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Minnesota at Texas, Sunday, August 26

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