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Moneyline favors Red Sox in battle with Twins

Minnesota TwinsBoston Red Sox
Aug 4, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Boston vs Minnesota battle on Saturday at Fenway Park as the Red Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Clay Buchholz gets the call for the Boston Red Sox and he will try to build on a 9-3 mark. In the other dugout, Cole De Vries brings a 2-2 ledger to the game for the Twins as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.

View Minnesota vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Red Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -200 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 6 in the American League and the Twins at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 5 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Boston owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.

The Twins were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +167 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota needed extra innings to get the job done against the Red Sox on Friday as the Twins defeated them 6-5 at Fenway Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 1-9
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Twins at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Boston
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Boston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Boston, Sunday, August 5