Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins Matchup

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The Boston Red Sox will be taking on the Minnesota Twins in a Wednesday night game. Fox Sports North will be televising this AL matchup and the action gets going at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Odds

Boston (+110) is entering this game as the underdog against Minnesota (-120) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 9.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total currently stand at -110 for both the over and the under. The game’s current runline odds sit at -190 for betting the Red Sox +1.5 runs and +165 for the Twins -1.5 runs.

The Red Sox are 40-35 SU and are 32-42 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 10.9 units for moneyline bettors and 13.8 units ATS. Boston has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Twins, on the other hand, are 48-24 SU and 41-30 ATS. They’ve gained 19.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.3 units ATS. Minnesota has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Twins games have had an over/under record of 37-29-5 so far in 2019. Boston has also been a decent over bet with a total record of 40-31-3.

Eduardo Rodriguez will get the start for the visiting Red Sox. The left-handed Rodriguez (7-4, 4.67 ERA) has recorded 84 strikeouts in 79 innings so far. He has yet to face the Twins this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Twins are putting the ball in the right hand of Kyle Gibson (7-3, 3.70 ERA, 1.17 WHIP), who has 77 strikeouts and 17 walks this season. Gibson made two starts against the team in 2018, putting together a 1-1 record in 2018, putting together a 1-1 record with a 1.93 ERA and 12 strikeouts.

Minnesota’s pitching staff has allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.49, a WHIP of 1.14 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 4.56 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

The Minnesota offense has put up 5.8 runs per contest, including 5.4 per game over its last 10 games and 3.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .240/.321/.391 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Jorge Polanco and left fielder Eddie Rosario have led the Twins’ batters this year. Polanco is hitting .326/.387/.543 with 10 home runs, 37 RBIs and 45 runs scored, and Rosario’s line sits at .265/.298/.520 with 19 homers, 52 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Boston’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.47 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.59 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.91, along with a K-per-9 of 10.49.

The Red Sox offense has slashed .261/.340/.446 on its way to 5.3 runs scored per game this season, including 5.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Third baseman Rafael Devers and shortstop Xander Bogaerts continue to lead Boston’s offense. Devers is hitting .304/.357/.502 with 12 home runs, 47 RBIs, 53 runs and eight stolen bases, while Bogaerts is slashing .300/.389/.534 with 14 homers, 48 RBIs and 56 runs scored.

The Red Sox have lost 0.1 units and are 25-27 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 28 of those games, compared to 22 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Twins have netted 2.1 units and are 10-5 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in nine of those games, as opposed to four that’ve cashed the under.

Red Sox vs. Twins Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of Minnesota’s last seven games.
  • The Red Sox have a total OPS of .786 this season and an OPS of .806 against right-handed pitchers. The Twins’ OPS sits at .850 overall and .843 against righties.
  • Minnesota has posted 26.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.8 over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.