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Twins open as moneyline underdog vs Red Sox

Minnesota TwinsBoston Red Sox
Aug 5, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Odds

47-60TEAM RECORD53-55

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Minnesota duelling Boston on Sunday at Fenway Park.

The match puts starter Nick Blackburn for the Twins on the hill facing Franklin Morales for the Red Sox. Blackburn brings a 4-6 mark to the game, while Morales is 2-1 to date on the season.

View Minnesota vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Boston opened as -200 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 10.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 13-rated Twins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 3 ranked American League offense (4.9 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.1 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Red Sox on August 4. Bettors who backed the Twins at +184 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox 6-4 on Saturday at Fenway Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Twins at Red Sox trends to consider:
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Boston
Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Boston
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Monday, August 6
Boston home to Texas, Monday, August 6