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The Minnesota Twins will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Boston Red Sox at Target Field.
Righthander Clay Buchholz will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Buchholz is 6-0 this season with a 1.69 ERA.
Buchholz's opponent in this one will be Vance Worley. The Twins righthander has a 7.15 ERA to go along with a 1-4 record this season.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +129 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Minnesota was a 9-4 loser in its last match at home against the White Sox. They lost as -138 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors.
Boston has won 2 straight games.
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.
Boston: 24-17 SU
Minnesota: 18-19 SU
Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Minnesota home to Boston, Saturday, May 18