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Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Saturday when they take on the Boston Red Sox at Target Field.

The Red Sox will give the ball to starter Ryan Dempster in this one. Righthander Dempster is 2-4 this season with a 3.75 ERA.

The Twins will counter Dempster with Scott Diamond. Lefthander Diamond has a 4.08 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.

The Red Sox were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Boston has won 3 straight games.
Minnesota has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 25-17 SU
Minnesota: 18-20 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Boston
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Boston, Sunday, May 19