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Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers - 8/4/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers (52-56) at Minnesota Twins (51-55)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)

M Perez (5-9) (5.05) vs. B Colon (2-9) (7.70)

The Line: Minnesota Twins -105 / Texas Rangers -105 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN, FSSW

The Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins meet Friday in MLB action at Target Field.

The Texas Rangers look for another win after splitting their last 12 games. The Rangers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Texas Rangers have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 124 hits and 59 RBI while Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo have combined for 186 hits and 104 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he is 5-9 with a 5.13 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Perez is 0-2 with a 3.32 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Twins. 

Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers - 8/4/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Twins could use a win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Twins allowed four runs in Thursday’s loss and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Twins have lost 12 of their last 14 games when allowing three or more runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads the Twins with 98 hits and 52 RBI while Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario have combined for 192 hits and 105 RBI. Bartolo Colon gets the ball, and he is 2-9 with a 7.70 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Colon is 20-9 with a 3.57 ERA and 182 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games, 4-10 in Perezs last 14 road starts and 1-4 in Perezs last 5 starts. The Twins are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League West and 2-7 in their last 9 games on grass. The over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.

Colon has been rocked left and right all season long and hasn't produced a victory May 20. Perez hasn't been much better if we're being honest, and he's fresh off a game in which he allowed eight runs in 4.1 innings against the Baltimore Orioles. Teams are hitting .316 against Perez and .343 against Colon this season. I can't figure out which team to back here, so I'll side with the over with two pitchers who have been awful. There should be a ton of runs scored in this game.

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