Rangers vs. Twins Odds & ML Bet 8/21/22

by | Aug 21, 2022 | mlb

Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins

Date: Sunday August 21st, 02:10 ET

Location: Target Field

TV: Bally Sports Southwest

Money Line: Rangers +144 / Twins -175 (Bovada - Their live wagering platform is the bomb!)

Total Line: 8.5

STARTING PITCHING

Texas: Kohei Arihara (0-1, 4.76)
Minnesota: Joe Ryan (9-5, 3.92)

Rangers Projected Lineup

Brad Miller 3B
Josh H. Smith 3B
Jonah Heim C
Adolis Garcia RF
Leody Taveras CF
Bubba Thompson LF
Nate Lowe 1B
Marcus Semien 2B
Corey Seager SS
Kohei Arihara P

Twins Projected Lineup

Nick Gordon LF
Gio Urshela 3B
Jorge Polanco 2B
Max Kepler RF
Gary Sánchez C
Byron Buxton CF
Jose Miranda 1B
Luis Arraez 1B
Carlos Correa SS
Joe Ryan P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Texas Rangers: 54-66-0 SU / OU 58-53-9 / Run Line W/L 68-52-0
Minnesota Twins: 62-56-0 SU / OU 55-54-9 / Run Line W/L 55-63-0

The Minnesota Twins host the Texas Rangers on Sunday, August 21st at Target Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 02:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Minnesota as the favorite (-175), with an OU line set at 8.5.

Recent Form

In the Texas Rangers’ last game, they picked up a 4-3 win over Minnesota. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 3 runs on 6 hits. The Rangers lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up with 11 hits, leading to 4 runs. This victory came despite being the betting underdog, getting 150.0 on the moneyline. Combined, the Rangers and Minnesota fell short of the over-under betting line of 8.5 runs. Even after this game, Texas’s overall over-under record sits at 58-53-9.

The Rangers will be hoping to pick up a win in today’s matchup, as they have gone just 2-3 over their last 5 games. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -2. Texas’s offense is in the middle of a cold streak, as their offensive production has dipped to just 3.6 runs per game over their last 5 contests. Texas’s overall series record is just 14-19-6.

In their last game, the Twins suffered a 1 run loss to the Rangers by a score of 4-3. Despite the losing effort, the team’s pitchers held the Rangers to 4 runs and 11 hits. At the plate, the Twins only came through for 3 runs on 6 hits. Leading into the game, Minnesota was the betting favorite at -180.0. So far, the team has won 62.0% of the games in which they were favored. With this result, the Twins and Rangers combined to fall below the over-under line of 8.5 runs. Minnesota still has an above .500 over-under record at (55-54-9).

Across their last 5 contests, the Twins are above .500, going 4-1. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of +15 (last 5). Minnesota is still playing winning baseball, even with their offense averaging just 4.4 runs per game, compared to a season-long mark of 4.47. On the season, Minnesota has won more than half of their series, going 17-14-7.

Pitching Matchup

The Texas Rangers will send Kohei Arihara to the mound with an overall record of 0-1. So far, Arihara has put together an ERA of 4.76. In his only appearance, he went 5.2 innings. Oakland hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of .348, including 1 home run. However, he was able to rack up 6 strikeouts.

Joe Ryan gets the start for the Twins, with an overall record of 9-5. To date, Ryan has an ERA of 3.92 while lasting an average of 5.32 innings per appearance. Ryan’s opponent batting average currently sits at 0.229. Opposing hitters are hitting home runs at an above-average rate against Ryan. This year, he is allowing 1.43 HR’s per 9 innings pitched. On the season, Joe Ryan has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 24.0%. This has led to an average of 5.21 K’s per game. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 2.5 walks per outing.

Texas vs Minnesota History

For the season, the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins will be playing their 6th game of the season. Texas has the lead in the series at 3-2. The over-under record in this series sits at 3-2. The average run total in these games is 7.71 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 1.2 runs. Minnesota won last year’s head-to-head series, grabbing 4 wins to 3. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 3-4. Last year, the Rangers and Twins averaged 7.71 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 1.71 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 7 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins Prediction

Heading into Sunday’s American League matchup between Texas and Minnesota, the Twins are the strong favorite on the moneyline. I recommend taking Minnesota to come away with the win, as they should have a big offensive performance against Arihara.

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