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MLB Game Preview - Twins underdogs vs Red Sox at Minnesota

Boston Red SoxMinnesota Twins
April 23, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Odds


The Minnesota Twins host Boston on Monday, looking to build on their 5-11 mark against the 4-10 Red Sox in MLB betting action at Target Field.

The Twins will turn to Jason Marquis and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Red Sox send Jon Lester (0-2) to the hill.

View Boston vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Twins as +145 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 12-rated Twins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 12 ranked American League offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 6.8 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.6 hits on average).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 6.3 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -166 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-2 to Tampa Bay on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Red Sox at Twins trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 15 games when playing Minnesota
Boston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 15 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Next up:
Boston at Minnesota, Tuesday, April 24