Saturday’s Best Bet: Twins vs Rangers Pick
Twins vs Rangers Pick & Prediction by Sports Picks Forum
The Rangers host the Twins tonight for the third game of their four game series. Minnesota took game 1 and the Rangers won game 2. Texas should benefit from the All Star break considering they are just (3-7) their last 10 games. The Rangers still control the AL West and lead the Astros by 6.5 games but the lead has shrunk and you have to expect the Astros and Mariners to play better baseball the second half of the season.
Minnesota beat Texas on Thursday, 10-1 but lost Friday 5-6. The Twins banged out 18 hits in the game, led by Eduardo Nunez (run, RBI), who had three hits. Joe Mauer (two runs),Miguel Sano (run), Max Kepler (run, three RBI), Robbie Grossman (run, RBI), Eddie Rosario (run) and Kurt Suzuki (two runs, two RBI) each had two hits.
Ricky Nolasco logs his 18th start of the season for the Twins in this contest hoping for better luck. He is 3-7 with a 5.26 ERA and a 1.364 WHIP over the course of 102.2 innings of work. Nolasco lost his third straight start in his last outing, which was Monday against the A’s at home.
Nick Martinez makes his seventh appearance and his fifth start of the year for the Rangers. He is 1-2 with a 6.45 ERA and a 2.015 WHIP over 22.1 innings of work. Control has been an issue for Martinez as he has 15 walks against eight strikeouts.
Recent Betting Trends:
Over is 5-1 in Twins last 6 Saturday games.
Over is 4-0-1 in Rangers last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Over is 21-4-2 in Twins last 27 vs. a team with a winning record
Over is 20-5-2 in Twins last 27 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game
Over is 7-1 in Nolascos last 8 starts vs. American League West.
Over is 11-1-1 in Rangers last 13 vs. American League Central
Twins vs Rangers Pick: Over 11.5
The play in tonight’s game is the Over 11.5 runs. Both teams are scoring runs and recent trends indicate a high scoring affair with these starting pitchers on the hill. Take the Over 11.5 and cash the ticket heading into the All Star break.