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Twins face Cincinnati Reds: MLB odds preview and stats

Minnesota TwinsCincinnati Reds
June 24, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Minnesota Twins vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Sunday as the Twins of Minnesota swing away against the Reds of Cincinnati.

Scott Diamond, with a record of 5-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Reds trot Mike Leake to the mound in this one. He is 2-5 so far in 2012.

View Minnesota vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as -165 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
The Reds sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Twins average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the American League list.

Minnesota brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 4-ranked defense.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 6-0 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -215 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Johnny Cueto in a losing cause, 6-0, against Cincinnati on Saturday.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Twins at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Chi White Sox, Monday, June 25
Cincinnati home to Milwaukee, Monday, June 25

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