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Texas favored by 125 against Minnesota on Thursday

Texas RangersMinnesota Twins
June 9, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Target Field hosts an MLB battle between the Minnesota Twins and the visiting Texas Rangers on Thursday.

For the Twins, Nick Blackburn gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Derek Holland, 5-1 on the year.

View Texas vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rangers listed as favorites of 125 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 1 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 13 ranked American League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.8 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.

The Rangers were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -169 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rangers enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Alexi Ogando throwing 7 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Minnesota at +151 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota needed extra innings to get the job done against the Indians on Wednesday as the Twins defeated them 3-2 at Progressive Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Rangers at Twins trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas' last 13 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Minnesota, Friday, June 10