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MLB Betting: Rangers vs. Twins

The hard-hitting Texas Rangers continue a four-game series with the Minnesota Twins today at Target Field.

Colby Lewis (5-6, 4.37) gets the start for Texas and Scott Baker (3-4, 3.86) will head to the mound for Minnesota. Lewis was blasted for nine runs on 10 hits in 3 1-3 innings in his last start against Detroit. Baker earned a win over Cleveland last time out after allowing four runs on nine his in seven innings.

View Texas vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as +125 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 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 Rangers sit at an American League No. 1 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Rangers average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 9-3 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -150 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 9-3 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Target Field behind starter C.J. Wilson.

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

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6


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

Next up:
Texas at Minnesota, Sunday, June 12

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