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Moneyline favors Mets in battle with Twins

New York MetsMinnesota Twins
April 12, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

New York Mets vs Minnesota Twins Odds


The Twins will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Friday, as the New York Mets visit in inter-league play at Target Field.

Jonathon Niese, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Twins trot Vance Worley to the mound in this one. He is 0-1 so far in 2013.

View NY Mets vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting New York before the first pitch in this match found them as 105-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 6 in the American League and the Mets at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 7.7 hits per game. The Mets average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the National League list.

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.7 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

New York lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Phillies on April 10. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -129 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Philadelphia on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

The Twins were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Wade Davis in a losing cause, 3-0, against Kansas City on Wednesday.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mets at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Mets' last 12 games when playing Minnesota
NY Mets are 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
NY Mets are 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Mets
Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Minnesota, Saturday, April 13