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MLB Betting Line Favors the Texas Rangers over the Minnesota Twins

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Minnesota Twins dueling the Texas Rangers on Friday at Globe Life Park.

Wandy Rodriguez will take the mound for the Texas Rangers, and he'll carry a 3-2 record into the contest. Tommy Milone gets the ball for the Minnesota Twins; he's 2-1 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Texas Rangers as -135 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.2-4.1 win for the Rangers. A 5.2-4.1 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 bring a 31-29 record to the battle against the 33-26 Twins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Minnesota injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 4 and the Minnesota Twins sitting at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Texas owns the No. 14 ranking for hits at 8.55 per game. By contrast, the Minnesota Twins are rated No. 20 in the same category at 8.34 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to Kansas City on Wednesday at Target Field.

Scott Kazmir shut down the Rangers in their last game, striking out 6 in a 7-0 shutout over Texas in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
  • Texas is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Texas, Saturday, June 13th