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Boston Red Sox home to Twins in baseball betting action

Minnesota TwinsBoston Red Sox
May 8, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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Minnesota pays a visit to Boston on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball action at Fenway Park.

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Pedro Hernandez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-0. Getting the ball for the Red Sox is Allen Webster, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 3.00 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Red Sox as -178 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 2-rated Red Sox and the league No. 13-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 12 in the American League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +164 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over Boston on Tuesday at Fenway Park behind starter Scott Diamond.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Twins at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Minnesota is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Boston
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Boston, Thursday, May 9