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Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers

The fans at Rangers Ballpark will be treated to a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers when they take their seats on Saturday.

The Twins will give the ball to starter Michael Pelfrey in this one. Righthander Pelfrey is 5-10 this season with a 5.06 ERA.

It'll be Matt Garza toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Righthander Garza is 9-3 with a 3.69 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +305 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Minnesota: 58-75 SU
Texas: 78-56 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 1-9
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing on the road against Texas
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Texas is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Texas home to Minnesota, Sunday, September 1