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Baseball odds preview - Minnesota vs. Texas

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Aug 26, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Rangers Ballpark on Sunday as host Texas battles the Minnesota Twins in baseball odds action.

Cole De Vries gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Twins on this day; he's 2-5 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Scott Feldman, who will be looking to improve on his 5-9 mark.

View Minnesota vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Texas sat as -245 favorites. The total was set at 10.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Rangers and the American League No. 13-rated Twins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.2 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.7 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

The Twins were a 9-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -210 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota suffered a 9-3 loss against Texas on Saturday, as Brian Duensing wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Twins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Seattle, Monday, August 27
Texas home to Tampa Bay, Monday, August 27