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Texas sends Roy Oswalt vs Cole De Vries in Rangers vs Twins game

Minnesota TwinsTexas Rangers
July 8, 7:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Texas Rangers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Twins arrive at Rangers Ballpark on Sunday.

Cole De Vries, with a record of 2-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Rangers trot Roy Oswalt to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2012.

View Minnesota vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rangers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -180 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 1-rated Rangers and the league No. 14-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.8 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.1 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -190 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Texas on Saturday; it was a 4-3 final at Rangers Ballpark in MLB wagering action.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Twins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 8 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Oakland, Friday, July 13
Texas at Seattle, Friday, July 13

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