Vance Worley, Clay Buchholz take mound in Red Sox vs Twins tilt
Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Odds
Minnesota pays a visit to Boston on Monday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball action at Fenway Park.
For the Red Sox, Clay Buchholz gets the ball, charged with keeping the Twins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Vance Worley, 0-4 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Red Sox as -215 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.9 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.
Minnesota was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Indians. They won as +141 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Twins enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Indians on Sunday, with Mike Pelfrey throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Progressive Field.
The Red Sox were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Texas on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
A few Twins at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games at home
Boston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota at Boston, Tuesday, May 7