Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers Betting Preview

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The Minnesota Twins will be taking on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. This AL showdown will get underway at 3:05 p.m. ET and Fox Sports North will televise the game.

Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers Odds

The Twins have gone 63-72 SU this year and are 70-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline, despite having gained 2.0 units ATS. Minnesota has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 59-77 SU and 66-69 ATS. They’ve lost 3.7 units for moneyline bettors and 7.0 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Rangers games have a 62-63-10 over/under record in 2018. The Twins have an over/under record of 64-67-3.

Gabriel Moya is getting the start for the visiting Twins. The southpaw Moya is 3-0 with a 4.72 ERA and 26 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA against Texas this year.

The Rangers are sending lefty Yohander Mendez (0-1, 14.73 ERA) to the mound. Mendez has one strikeouts and two walks to his name, as well as a 2.73 WHIP. Mendez hasn’t faced the Twins yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.59 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.27 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.42, along with a K-per-9 of 9.22.

Twins hitters have slashed .245/.316/.406 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game this year, including 3.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Minnesota’s hitters have been led by outfielder Eddie Rosario and first baseman Joe Mauer. Rosario is hitting .292/.329/.484 with 22 home runs, 74 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Mauer (.278/.350/.379) has produced five homers, 39 RBIs and 49 runs scored.

For the home team, Texas’ pitching staff has allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 5.50 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.18 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.3 K/9.

The Texas hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 3.4 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .186/.280/.311 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Rangers’ hitters have been led by Shin-soo Choo and Jurickson Profar. Choo is slashing .275/.385/.464 with 21 home runs, 60 RBIs and 77 runs scored, while Profar’s line is .254/.341/.448 with 14 homers, 67 RBIs and 69 runs scored.

Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Rangers, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • Minnesota has recorded 19 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Texas has 10 XBH over its last five.
  • Texas has recorded 15.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.0 over its last five.
  • The Twins have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.