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Moneyline favors Phillies in battle with Twins

Philadelphia PhilliesMinnesota Twins
June 12, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs Minnesota Twins Odds

29-33TEAM RECORD24-35

Philadelphia travels to Minnesota for inter-league play on Tuesday, hoping to secure a victory over the Twins.

Kyle Kendrick, with a record of 2-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Phillies, while the Twins trot Nick Blackburn to the mound in this one. He is 2-4 so far in 2012.

View Philadelphia vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Twins as +109 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 14-ranked Twins and the National League No. 2-rated Phillies in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 9 in the National League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 9-rated defense.

Philadelphia was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Orioles. They lost as -139 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia lost in extra innings against the Orioles on Sunday as Baltimore edged them 5-4 at Camden Yards.

The Twins were an 8-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota suffered an 8-2 loss against Chicago on Sunday, as Francisco Liriano wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-4
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Phillies at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Minnesota, Wednesday, June 13