Texas Rangers host Minnesota Twins in baseball action
Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Odds
The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Rangers Ballpark against the Texas Rangers.
Minnesota puts its faith in starter Liam Hendriks to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-2. Getting the ball for the Rangers is Yu Darvish, who owns a 12-5 record on the season with a 2.68 ERA.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Twins listed as underdogs of +-300 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Rangers - Twins odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.
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. 11-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.
The Twins were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota suffered a 3-1 loss against Kansas City on Thursday, as Samuel Deduno wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.
Texas won its last outing, a 12-4 result against the Mariners on August 28. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 12-4 victory over Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field behind starter Martin Perez.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Twins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
Minnesota is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Texas' last 16 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota at Texas, Saturday, August 31