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Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Texas Rangers host Minnesota on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 53-34 mark against the 30-55 Twins in MLB betting odds action at Globe Life Park.

Kyle Gibson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Minnesota Twins on Friday; he's 2-5 on the season. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Cole Hamels, who will be looking to improve on his 9-2 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -215 for the Texas Rangers in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 9.5 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 9.6-1.6 victory for the Twins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 53-34 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Twins sit at 30-55 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Texas Rangers and the No. 4-rated Minnesota Twins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Texas Rangers No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins offense rated No. 18 and scoring 4.32 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.08 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Defensively, Minnesota features the No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.13 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 at home, scoring 5.24 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Rangers 10-1 on Thursday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Minnesota's last 25 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Texas is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Texas, Saturday, July 9th