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Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Betting Matchup Report

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July 25, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Odds

47-54TEAM RECORD58-44

The Minnesota Twins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rangers in Texas at Rangers Ballpark on Monday in baseball odds action.

Nick Blackburn, with a record of 7-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Rangers trot Derek Holland to the mound in this one. He is 8-4 so far in 2011.

View Minnesota vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-180 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 10 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Twins odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-2 loser at home against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at +106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Twins endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Sunday, with Francisco Liriano throwing 2 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Target Field.

The Rangers were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +188 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Brett Cecil shut down the Rangers in their last game, striking out 7 in a 3-0 shutout over Texas in baseball action at Rangers Ballpark.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Twins at Rangers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Texas
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Texas is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Texas, Tuesday, July 26

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