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Hamels Could Be In For A Big Day Vs Twins

Cole Hamels hasn’t been the model of consistency this season but the Texas Rangers starting pitcher could be in for a good outing when he faces the Minnesota Twins Saturday. The Twins, who are just 7-12 since the all-star break, have gone just 1-9 in their past 10 games against left-handed starting pitchers. Will Hamels continue to roll for the Rangers or can the Twins finally get after it?

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of the Rangers' last 19 games with Cole Hamels as the starting pitcher.
  • The Rangers are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against the Twins.
  • Joe Mauer is 0-for-12 in his career against Cole Hamels.

Though injuries have limited Hamels effectiveness this season, the southpaw is coming off a season-high seven-strikeout performance against Seattle. However, Hamels has struggled while traveling this season with a 5.00 ERA in six road starts.

The Twins will counter with Kyle Gibson who is returning to the big club after being demoted to Triple-A for a spell. The four-year veteran was struggling mightily for the Twins with a 6.00 ERA and a 16/11 K/BB ratio in his past four major league starts. On a positive note for Gibson, he has a solid 2.84 ERA in five career starts against the Rangers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Minnesota was a 115 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 10.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.3-4.0 win for the Twins on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins bring a 52-55 record to the battle against the 52-57 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Texas injuries news.

The Minnesota Twins sit at No. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Texas Rangers sit at No. 28 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Minnesota Twins and its No. 20-rated batting order, averaging 4.51 runs per nine innings, against the No. 8 line up of the Texas Rangers at 4.92 runs per outing.

Texas brings the No. 19-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins's No. 27-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas suffered a 8-4 loss against Minnesota on Friday, as M Perez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Texas is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Texas
  • Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Minnesota, Sunday, August 6th

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