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The Minnesota Twins will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark.

Righthander Liam Hendriks will take the mound for the Twins to start this game. Hendriks is 0-2 this season with a 6.20 ERA.

Hendriks's opponent in this one will be Yu Darvish. The Rangers righthander has a 2.68 ERA to go along with a 12-5 record this season.

The Twins were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Texas won its last outing, a 12-4 result against the Mariners on August 28. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 5 straight games.
Texas has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Minnesota: 57-75 SU
Texas: 78-55 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
Minnesota is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Texas's last 16 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Texas home to Minnesota, Saturday, August 31