Rangers vs. Twins - 7/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (31-56) at Texas Rangers (54-35)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
T Milone (1-2) (5.45) vs. A Griffin (3-0) (3.06)
The Line: Texas Rangers -175 / Minnesota Twins +165 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers end their four-game series early Sunday afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Twins have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Twins offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 101 hits, Joe Mauer has 27 RBI and Brian Dozier has 13 home runs. Tommy Milone gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.45 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Milone is 2-4 with a 4.62 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rangers have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers have an ERA of 4.29 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Ian Desmond leads Texas with 112 hits, Rougned Odor has 46 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 12 home runs. A.J. Griffin takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 3.06 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Griffin is 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season.
The Twins are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games and 0-4 in Milones last 4 road starts. The Rangers are 8-1 in their last 9 Sunday games and 6-1 in Griffins last 7 starts. The under is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings in Texas.
These teams may be heading in different directions over the last week or so, but the Rangers are still by far the better team and could use a feeel good victory before the All Star break. With a decent Griffin on the mound, I'm siding with the better team at home.