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Boston sends Clay Buchholz vs Brian Duensing in Red Sox vs Twins game

Minnesota TwinsBoston Red Sox
May 7, 1:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Odds

12-18TEAM RECORD14-18

Boston will look to improve on its 14-18 record when take on Minnesota, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Clay Buchholz for the Red Sox (2-3 on the year) and Brian Duensing for Minnesota (2-1 so far).

View Minnesota vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Red Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -165 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 14-rated Twins taking on the American League's No. 6-rated Red Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.1 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (7.8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 9-2 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +150 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox 9-2 on Friday at Fenway Park.

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

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Twins at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 19 games on the road
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Boston, Sunday, May 8

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