Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins - 8/31/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (62-72) at Texas Rangers (58-76)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Stephen Gonsalves (0-2) (11.37) vs. D Hutchison (2-2) (6.52)
The Line: Texas Rangers -122 / Minnesota Twins +112 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, FS-Southwest
Friday MLB features the Texas Rangers hosting the Minnesota Twins.
The Minnesota Twins still have a numerical shot at capturing the AL Central but things got more difficult following a 5-3 defeat at Cleveland on Thursday. Minnesota starter Jake Odorizzi absorbed the loss with three runs given up over 5.1 frames while Alan Bussenitz allowed two runs in 2/3 of an inning.
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The Twins offense consisted of five hits and three bases on balls with Miguel Sano leaving the yard while Ehire Adrianza clubbed a two run bomb.
Rookie Stephen Gonsalves makes his third start at the Rangers on Friday. Gonsalves is 0-2 with an 11.37 ERA and a 3.00 Whip over 6.1 frames.
The on again, off again Texas Rangers have been off with four consecutive defeats following a 3-1 loss versus the LA Dodgers on Wednesday. Texas starter Mike Minor pitched well in defeat with a pair of runs scoring on solo homers over six innings.
The Rangers offense was limited to five hits and four bases on balls with Adrian Beltre smacking an RBI double in the 9th that scored Nomar Mazara.
Drew Hutchison toes the rubber against Minnesota for 5th start of the season. Hutchison comes off of a 7-6 win (ND) at San Francisco wher he gave up six runs over four frames.
Minnesota are 0-4 in their last 4 overall and under is 4-1-1 in Minnesota last 6 road games and over is 5-2 in Minnesota last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. Texas are 2-5 in their last 7 overall and over is 5-0 in Texas last 5 games following an off day and over is 4-0 in Texas last 4 during game 1 of a series. Minnesota are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Texas.
I don’t know if I could predict this game with a crystal ball but I’ll throw the over out there…