Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox 8/25/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date & Time: 8/25/2021, 11:10 PM UTC
Location: Fenway Park,
Address: Boston, MA
Latest Odds: BOS -170 ; O/U 10.5
TV Channel: NESN

The Minnesota Twins play the second game of a three-game series on the road at Fenway Park on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. Minnesota’s game on Sunday against the Yankees was postponed and the Twins were off Monday on a regularly scheduled day of rest. Minnesota is 54-70 following a 7-1 loss on Saturday to New York and is last in the American League Central 17 games behind first place Chicago.

Shortstop Jorge Polanco is leading Minnesota in each of the following  statistical categories: .273 batting average, 22 home runs, 71 RBIs, 122 hits and on-base percentage at .333. As a team, Minnesota has hit 175 home runs in 124 games. On Wednesday, Minnesota will send Bailey Ober to the mound. The right-hander is 1-2 with an ERA of 4.38, 65 Ks and 16 BBs.

The Boston Red Sox improved to 71-55 following an 8-4 victory in 11 innings over the Texas Rangers on Monday. Travis Shaw belted a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 11th. The Red Sox won two of three against the Rangers and are third in the American League East 6 ½ games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts is batting .306 to lead Boston and has team highs in hits with 132 and on-base percentage at .375. Third baseman Rafael Devers has 29 home runs and 90 RBIs to lead Boston in both statistical categories. On Wednesday, Boston will send Nick Pivetta to the mound. The right-hander is 9-6 with an ERA of 4.43, 140 Ks and 55 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 1-4 in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 32 of the Twins last 52 on the road
  • Boston is 20-8 in its last 28 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in 12 of the Red Sox last 17 at home
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Boston will pick up a victory on Wednesday at home versus Minnesota, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in each of the last four meetings between the two played at Fenway Park and in six of the last seven overall between the two American League rivals. Boston has been an UNDER machine this season, with the UNDER cashing in 12 of the last 15 at home and 35 of the last 55 as the favorite. Final Score Prediction, Boston Red Sox win, but our best play is UNDER 4-2.

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