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Los Angeles Dodgers Face the Minnesota Twins Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Los Angeles Dodgers


Minnesota Twins
Thursday, May 01, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Target Field

The Minnesota Twins get a visit from the Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB baseball betting action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Kris Johnson gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Josh Beckett brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Los Angeles Dodgers as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.

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Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Minnesota Twins Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5-4.8 win for the Twins on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Minnesota Twins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 12-12 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 15-12 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Los Angeles injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Minnesota Twins and the league No. 14-ranked Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Los Angeles Dodgers vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota Twins No. 2 ranked offense (5.46 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 3.81 runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have been averaging 8.79 hits per game, more than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.63 hits on average).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.75 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 at home, scoring 5.25 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Twins on April 30. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -166 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 6-4 final on Wednesday in support of Zack Greinke at Target Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Miami, Friday, May 2nd
Minnesota home to Baltimore, Friday, May 2nd