Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Minnesota (-170) as the favorite over Texas (+160). Bettors are able to gamble on the game’s total with odds listed at +110 for over 9.5 runs and -130 for under 9.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at Rangers +1.5 runs (-135) and Twins -1.5 runs (+115).
The Twins are 41-31 against the spread (ATS), but just 33-40 straight up (SU). They’ve lost 6.3 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 7.5 units (ATS). Minnesota has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total went over in four of those seven. The Rangers are 34-44 SU and have gone 36-41 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 1.3 units for moneyline bettors and 10.6 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.
Twins games have an over/under record of 33-36-3 so far in 2018. Rangers games have gone under 37 times, gone over 34 times and pushed on six instances.
Bartolo Colon will get the nod for the visiting Rangers. The right-handed Colon is 4-4 with a 4.91 ERA and 49 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Twins this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Twins are sending righty Jose Berrios (7-5, 3.38 ERA) to the mound. Berrios has 97 strikeouts and 18 walks to his credit, as well as a 0.97 WHIP. Berrios only made one start against the Rangers in 2017 (1-0, 9.00 ERA and six strikeouts across five innings).
Texas’ pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.42 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 6.67 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.71, along with a K/9 of 8.29.
The Rangers offense has slashed .234/.321/.394 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (5-0 SU).
Texas’ offense has been led by Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara. Choo is slashing .279/.391/.479 with 14 home runs, 36 RBIs and 48 runs scored. Mazara has a .277 average with 14 homers, 51 RBIs and 42 runs scored.
In the home-team dugout, Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have a 4.21 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.25 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.
The Minnesota offense has put up 4.2 runs per contest, including 3.8 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .203/.274/.366 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Twins’ hitters have been led by left fielder Eddie Rosario and shortstop Eduardo Escobar. Rosario is hitting .317/.355/.582 with 17 home runs, 50 RBIs, 53 runs and six steals, while Escobar’s line is .292/.344/.562 with 12 homers, 48 RBIs and 35 runs scored.
The Rangers have gained 0.8 units and are 25-28 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 21 of those games, compared to 29 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Twins have lost 3.4 units and are 29-22 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 26 of those games, as opposed to 23 which went under the total.
Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – UNDER
The over has hit in only two of Texas’ last seven games.
Texas has posted 23.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.8 over its last five.
The Rangers have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
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