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Twins vs. Rangers Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (8/19)

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Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Friday August 19th, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Rangers vs. Twins

The Rangers take on the Twins on Friday August 19th at Target Field, Minnesota. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Texas Rangers (53-65) vs. Minnesota Twins (61-55)
  • Date: Friday August 19th, 2022
  • Time: 8:10 ET
  • Venue: Target Field, Minnesota


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Texas Rangers - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Texas Rangers come into this road contest vs Minnesota with a below .500 record (53-65). In the AL West division standings, the team ranks 3rd. Texas will be looking to move their record on the road closer to .500, as they are currently 26-31 away from home. The team will look to tack on another victory as they defeated the Athletics by a score of 10-3. So far, Texas has won less than half of their series, going just 14-19-5.

Texas pitcher Martin Perez gets the start, looking to pick up another win, as his current record sits at 9-3. Coming into the game, Perez has put together an ERA of 2.79 across his 23 outings. The left-hander has a batting average allowed of .231. Per 9 innings pitched, Perez is averaging just .57 home runs allowed. Martin Perez takes the mound with a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72. This has come while striking out 21.0% of the batters he's faced.

On offense, Texas comes into the game averaging 4.46 runs per game, placing them in a group of teams near the league average. Through 118 games, the Rangers have the 18th ranked batting average at .241. For the season, 33.3% of the team's hits have been in the form of extra bases. So far, Texas's lineup has also been able to hit for power, as their average of 1.19 home runs per game ranks 9th. For the season, the team has one of the best hard hit rates in the league at 39.3%. Texas's offense currently sits 24th in OBP, coming in at .305.


Minnesota Twins - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

As the Minnesota Twins host the Texas Rangers, they have a record of 61-55, placing them 2nd in the AL Central division. Through 59 home contests, the Twins come in with a mark of 34-25 at Target Field. Minnesota will look to tack on another victory as they defeated the Royals by a score of 4-0. So far, the team has won 17 out of their first 37 series, 17-14-6.

Minnesota pitcher Dylan Bundy gets the start, looking to pick up another win, as his current record sits at 6-5 and an ERA of 4.76. On average, Bundy is allowing 1.26 base runners per inning (WHIP). In today's game, he will look to do a better job limiting base runners, as his batting average allowed sits at .265. Across his previous outings, Bundy has a SLG% allowed of .446. In total, he has given up 15 home runs. Heading into the game, Bundy has struck 18.0% of the batters he's faced.

Offensively, Minnesota has had no problem putting up runs, as their scoring average of 4.50 runs per game ranks 10th in the MLB. This year the team's batting average is .252, which also ranks 10th in the league. On average, Minnesota is coming up with 8.53 hits per game. The team's lineup is also hitting for power at an above average rate, averaging 1.22 home runs per game (8th). Minnesota's offense has done a good job getting on base, ranking 7th with an OBP of .321, while their wOBA is one of the best in the league at .323.


Today's MLB Betting Pick - Rangers vs. Twins

Heading into today's matchup between Texas and Minnesota, the Twins are the betting favorite at -142 on the moneyline. Minnesota's implied win probability sits at 58.68%. The MLB predictive model shows to today's best bet being the Rangers to pull off the upset. It is recommended to take Texas on the moneyline.

Recommended Betting Pick: Rangers Moneyline

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