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MLB betting line favors Diamondbacks over Twins

Minnesota TwinsArizona Diamondbacks
May 20, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Minnesota Twins vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

15-27TEAM RECORD20-23

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Friday as the Twins of Minnesota swing away against the Diamondbacks of Arizona.

For the Diamondbacks, Ian Kennedy gets the ball, charged with keeping the Twins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Brian Duensing, 2-3 on the year.

View Minnesota vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Diamondbacks as -200 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Diamondbacks) and the No. 14 (Twins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 5-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 11-1 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Minnesota at +148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota routed Oakland on Thursday by a 11-1 score at Overstock.com Coliseum, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

The Diamondbacks were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Braves, a 2-1 final on Thursday in support of Josh Collmenter at Chase Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 8-2
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Twins at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Arizona, Saturday, May 21