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Twins face Cincinnati Reds: MLB odds preview and stats

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June 24, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Minnesota Twins vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Sunday as the Twins of Minnesota swing away against the Reds of Cincinnati.

Scott Diamond, with a record of 5-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Reds trot Mike Leake to the mound in this one. He is 2-5 so far in 2012.

View Minnesota vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as -165 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
The Reds sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Twins average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the American League list.

Minnesota brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 4-ranked defense.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 6-0 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -215 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Johnny Cueto in a losing cause, 6-0, against Cincinnati on Saturday.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Minnesota home to Chi White Sox, Monday, June 25
Cincinnati home to Milwaukee, Monday, June 25

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