Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Today's Odds
Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Match Preview
The Minnesota Twins continue to flex their muscles in impressive fashion. Minnesota aims to do more damage with another edition of its power display on Saturday, when it visits the Texas Rangers for the third contest of their four-game series.
Max Kepler hit his team-best 33rd homer and Jonathan Schoop also went deep in Friday's 4-3 win over the Rangers as the Twins raised their home-run total to 238 - just 29 shy of the record set last season by the New York Yankees. Minnesota has clubbed five homers while winning the first two games of the series and increased its lead over Cleveland in the American League Central to 1 1/2 games. The Rangers have dropped eight of their last 10 contests, scoring three runs or fewer six times during that stretch. Nomar Mazara went 3-for-4 on Friday as his two-run double was Texas' only hit in 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
The Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Twins will trot Jose Berrios out to the mound in this one. Right hander Berrios has a 10-6 record and a 3.29 ERA this season.
The Rangers will counter Berrios with Ariel Jurado. Right hander Jurado has a 5.31 ERA to go along with a 6-8 record this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Twins as -160-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total opened at 11.
In their last action, Texas was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Minnesota won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Rangers on August 16. Bettors who backed the Twins at -104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins
Pitching Matchup: Twins RH Jose Berrios (10-6, 3.29 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Ariel Jurado (6-8, 5.31)
Berrios did not factor in the decision in his last turn after giving up three runs and six hits over six innings against the Indians. The 25-year-old was torched for nine runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 frames in a loss to Atlanta in his previous outing. Berrios is 2-1 with a 5.63 ERA in three career starts against Texas but has shut down Rougned Odor (0-for-8, four strikeouts).
Jurado was roughed up badly in his last outing as he surrendered eight runs and 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to Toronto. The 23-year-old was much sharper in his previous turn as he gave up two runs and three hits over seven frames in a setback against Cleveland. Jurado allowed two hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief on July 7 in his lone career appearance against Minnesota.
|Jose Berrios (R)
Ariel Jurado (R)
|Jose Berrios (R)
Ariel Jurado (R)
Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Trends
|Team record: 74-48 SU|
|Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games|
|Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road|
Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends
|Team record: 60-62 SU|
|Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games|
|Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Stats
|Team||record||money||vs LHP||vs RHP||Fave||Dog||O/U||Diff|
Last 5 Games
|Aug 16, 2019||TEX||4-3||W||-104||10||Jake Odorizzi||5.2||Mike Minor||A|
|Aug 15, 2019||TEX||13-6||W||-158||12||Michael Pineda||5||Pedro Payano||A|
|Aug 14, 2019||MIL||5-6||L||105||9.50||Kyle Gibson||5||Gio Gonzalez||A|
|Aug 13, 2019||MIL||7-5||W||141||10||Martin Perez||6||Chase Anderson||A|
|Aug 11, 2019||CLE||3-7||L||-140||10||Jose Berrios||6||Aaron Civale||H|
|Aug 16, 2019||MIN||3-4||L||-106||10||Mike Minor||7||Jake Odorizzi||H|
|Aug 15, 2019||MIN||6-13||L||148||12||Pedro Payano||3.1||Michael Pineda||H|
|Aug 14, 2019||TOR||7-3||W||134||10||Kolby Allard||5.2||Sean Reid-Foley||A|
|Aug 13, 2019||TOR||0-3||L||-130||9||Lance Lynn||5||Wilmer Font||A|
|Aug 12, 2019||TOR||4-19||L||110||10.50||Ariel Jurado||3.2||Neil Ramirez||A|
Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Betting Fantasy Props Full List
|Minnesota Twins||-1.5 (-115)||-166||O 11.5 (-105)|
|Texas Rangers||+1.5 (-105)||+143||U 11.5 (-115)|
|Minnesota Twins||-0.5 (-125)||-165||O 6.5 (-120)|
|Texas Rangers||+0.5 (-105)||+135||U 6.5 (-110)|
|Minnesota Twins||-0.5 (+205)||-145||–|
|Texas Rangers||+0.5 (-280)||+110||–|
Run in 1st Inning
- Minnesota Twins+1.5 (-345)
- Texas Rangers-1.5 (+250)
- Minnesota Twins+2.5 (-550)
- Texas Rangers-2.5 (+350)
- Minnesota Twins-2.5 (+120)
- Texas Rangers+2.5 (-160)
- Minnesota Twins-3.5 (+175)
- Texas Rangers+3.5 (-240)
- Minnesota Twins+3.5 (-850)
- Texas Rangers-3.5 (+475)
- Minnesota Twins-4.5 (+245)
- Texas Rangers+4.5 (-345)