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MLB betting line favors Rangers over Twins

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April 27, 4:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Odds


The Minnesota Twins host Texas on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-10 mark against the 16-7 Rangers in MLB betting action at Target Field.

Derek Holland gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 1-1 on the season. The Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Pedro Hernandez, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View Texas vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Texas before the first pitch in this match found them as 135-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 11-rated Twins and the league No. 13-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Rangers average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 1-rated defense.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -114 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Twins on Friday, with Justin Grimm throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Target Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 1-9
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rangers at Twins trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 14 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Minnesota, Sunday, April 28