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Milwaukee favored by 110 against Minnesota on Saturday

Milwaukee BrewersMinnesota Twins
July 2, 7:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Saturday as the Twins take on the Brewers at Target Field in a key battle on the odds menu.

Chris Narveson, with a record of 5-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Brewers, while the Twins trot Carl Pavano to the mound in this one. He is 5-6 so far in 2011.

View Milwaukee vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Twins as +110 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Brewers sit at a National League No. 2 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +105 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 6-2 on Friday behind a start from Francisco Liriano at Target Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a win are 9-1

A few Brewers at Twins trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games on the road
Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Milwaukee at Minnesota, Sunday, July 3