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Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers 6/18/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Odds & Info

Game Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Friday June 18, 2021, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Globe Life Field Arlington, TX
Latest odds
MIN -160 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel
FSSW

The Minnesota Twins open a three-game series on the road Friday against the Texas Rangers. Minnesota is 27-41 following a 7-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. The victory helped Minnesota avoid being swept by Seattle after losing each of the first two games of that series. The Twins have lost three of the last four and are last in the American League Central 16 games behind first place Chicago.

Nelson Cruz is batting .296 to lead Minnesota and the designated hitter has team highs in home runs with 14, RBIs with 34, hits with 60 and on-base percentage at .369. Minnesota has hit 99 home runs in 68 games. On Friday, the Minnesota Twins will send Jose Berrios to the mound. The right-hander is 7-2 with an ERA of 3.49, 81 Ks and 20 BBs.

The Texas Rangers are 25-43 following an 8-4 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday. The Rangers have lost three straight and seven of the last nine. Texas is last in the American League West 17 games behind the first-place Oakland Athletics. The Rangers continue to struggle at the plate as Texas is 25th in team batting average at .229 and has scored 269 runs which is 23rd.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa is batting .289 to lead Texas and the third baseman has a team high 79 hits. Right fielder Adolis Garcia is leading Texas in home runs with 16 and RBIs with 46, while center fielder Joey Gallo is the leader in on-base percentage at .375. On Friday, Texas will send Mike Foltynewicz to the mound. The right-hander is 1-7 with an ERA of 5.48, 47 Ks and 17 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 5-16 in its last 21 versus an opponent from the AL West
  • The OVER has cashed in 19 of the Twins last 27 on the road
  • Texas is 7-25 in the last 32
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Rangers last 5

Free MLB Pick:

over 8.5 runs

Minnesota and Texas have struggled as both are last in their respective divisions. The play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in four of Texas' last five and in 19 of the Twins last 27 played on the road. When these two play head-to-head the OVER has cashed in six of the last eight played in Texas. Minnesota's team ERA is 5.01, while Texas is slightly better but still very high at 4.67. Final Score Prediction, Texas Rangers win but our best play is OVER 8-5.

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