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Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Prediction 5-25-24 Picks

Texas Rangers (24-27) vs. Minnesota Twins (26-23)
May 25, 2024 2:10 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Twins -130 / Texas Rangers +110; Over/Under: +8.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers prediction for this MLB Game on Saturday, May 25th at Target Field.

Twins Need Success in This Series

The Twins know they need to find success in this eries and they opened it up with a win. Starting pitcher Bailey Ober went five innings giving up four hits and two runs. Alex Kiriloff did hit a home run and that was the difference. The Twins are averaging 4.49 runs while their pitching is giving 4.38 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league and they are going to need the offense to get out to a fast start. Byron Buxton is back with the team and hope is that he can stay healthy the rest of the year and continue to be productive.

Paddack Needs to be Good

Getting the start for the Twins will be Chris Paddack who sits with a 4-2 record and an ERA of 4.47. In his last start against the Cleveland Guardians, he went eight innings giving up three hits and two runs. The Twins didn’t give him any support though and they ended up losing. 

Why Twins Will Win

  • The Rangers have lost each of their last seven road games.
  • The Twins have won 13 of their last 14 games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine road games.
  • The Twins have covered the run line in four of their last five games against the Rangers.
  • The Twins have led after 5 innings in each of their last eight games against AL West opponents.

Rangers Offense Needs to Bounce Back

The Rangers offense needs to be better, and they are going to look to bounce back here. The Rangers scored only two runs on Friday, and that isn’t good enough. Corey Seager hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. The Rangers are averaging 4.47 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.61 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league while the pitching is ranked 19th. Adolis Garcia has hit 12 home runs and driven in 36 RBIs. Getting the start for the Rangers will be Michael Lorenzen who sits with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 3.61. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels, he went 6.1 innings giving up three hits and two runs. The Rangers will meet the Diamondbacks after this series.

Why Rangers Will Win

  • The Twins have lost six of their last seven games against American League opponents.
  • The Rangers have won 10 of their last 12 road games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Twins have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight home games against the Rangers following a win.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line in each of their last four road games against AL Central opponents following a road loss.
  • The Twins have lost the first inning in each of their last three games against American League opponents.

Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Prediction

The Twins and Rangers are both going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Lorenzen gave up two runs in his last start and the Twins are going to struggle to get anything going here. The Twins are going to get a good start from Paddack and that will be the difference here as this game is going to be lower scoring. There will be only four or five runs scored total. Back the under to cash here. 

 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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