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Kevin Correia vs Gio Gonzalez matchup featured in MLB action

Minnesota TwinsWashington Nationals
June 7, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals Odds

26-31TEAM RECORD29-30

The Nationals will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Friday, as the Minnesota Twins visit in inter-league play at Nationals Park.

For the Nationals, Gio Gonzalez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Twins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Kevin Correia, 5-4 on the year.

View Minnesota vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Twins listed as underdogs of +142 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 12 in the National League and the Twins at No. 15 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Twins hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Washington owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 10-rated defense.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -143 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota suffered a 7-3 loss against Kansas City on Thursday, as Mike Pelfrey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-4
After playing Kansas City are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few Twins at Nationals trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Washington
Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Washington is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Washington, Saturday, June 8