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Boston Red Sox host Minnesota Twins in baseball action

Minnesota TwinsBoston Red Sox
May 9, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Boston and Minnesota on Monday, with the host Red Sox trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

For the Red Sox, Josh Beckett gets the ball, charged with keeping the Twins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Nick Blackburn, 2-4 on the year.

View Minnesota vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Boston opened as -205 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 13 in the same category at 7.7 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 9-5 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -190 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 9-5 on Sunday behind a start from Daisuke Matsuzaka at Fenway Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Twins at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Minnesota's last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
Minnesota is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Detroit, Tuesday, May 10
Boston at Toronto, Tuesday, May 10