Twins visit Atlanta Braves in MLB clash

Minnesota TwinsAtlanta Braves
May 21, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Minnesota Twins vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Tuesday as the Twins of Minnesota swing away against the Braves of Atlanta.

Michael Pelfrey gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Twins on this day; he's 3-4 on the season. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Tim Hudson, who will be looking to improve on his 4-3 mark.

View Minnesota vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as -185 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 9 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 15 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Twins average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -151 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in Kevin Correia's start, as they lost 5-1 against Atlanta on Monday at Turner Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 3-6
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Twins at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Atlanta, Wednesday, May 22

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