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Rick Porcello, Philip Hughes Take Mound in Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Tilt

The Minnesota Twins will look to improve on a 27-18 record when they take on the Boston Red Sox, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

The Minnesota Twins will rely on Philip Hughes to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Rick Porcello will be his counterpart for the Boston Red Sox. Philip Hughes is 3-4 this season, and Rick Porcello is 4-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Twins were listed as -102 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.8-3 win for the Twins on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 27-18 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 21-25 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Boston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Twins rated this week at No. 4 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota Twins No. 7 ranked offense (4.58 runs per game) against a Boston Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 27 at 4.72 runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have been averaging 8.76 hits per game, more than the Boston Red Sox have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 27 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Twins on Tuesday, with Clay Buchholz throwing 7 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 13 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Texas, Thursday, May 28th
Minnesota home to Toronto, Friday, May 29th