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Texas Rangers Face the Minnesota Twins Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Texas Rangers

vs

Minnesota Twins
Thursday, May 29, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Target Field

The Texas Rangers pay a visit to Minnesota on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball betting action at Target Field.

Texas puts its faith in starter Nick Martinez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the Minnesota Twins is Samuel Deduno, who owns a 1-3 record on the season with a 3.48 ERA.

Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Minnesota sat as -113 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.9 win for the Rangers. A 4.2-3.9 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 24-26 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 27-26 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Texas injuries news.

The Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 13.

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How Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Texas Rangers rank No. 6 at 8.98 hits per game. That compares with the Minnesota Twins No. 22 ranking in that category.

Minnesota owns the No. 28 defense, allowing 4.24 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 23-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Texas, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +101 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas threw a shutout at Minnesota in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Joe Saunders to defeat Minnesota 1-0 on Wednesday.

Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Trends

Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Texas
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Washington, Friday, May 30th
Minnesota at New York, Friday, May 30th

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