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Twins face Washington Nationals: MLB odds preview and stats

Minnesota TwinsWashington Nationals
June 9, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals Odds

27-31TEAM RECORD29-31

The Nationals will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Sunday, as the Minnesota Twins visit in inter-league play at Nationals Park.

Scott Diamond gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Twins on this day; he's 4-4 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Jordan Zimmermann, who will be looking to improve on his 8-3 mark.

View Minnesota vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Nationals as -186 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Nationals and the league No. 15-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 14 ranked National League offense (3.4 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 7.6 hits per game, less than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

The Twins were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +170 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota won a close affair on Saturday in their last outing, defeating Washington 4-3 in extra innings at Nationals Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-2
After a win are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 3-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Twins at Nationals trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Washington, Sunday, June 9