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Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins Preview 04/27/2013

 
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A winning streak will be on the line for the Texas Rangers on Saturday when they battle the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

The Rangers will give the ball to starter Derek Holland in this one. Lefthander Holland is 1-1 this season with a 3.25 ERA.

Holland's opponent in this one will be Pedro Hernandez. The Twins lefthander has a 5.40 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -114 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Texas has won 3 straight games.
Minnesota has lost 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Texas: 16-7 SU
Minnesota: 9-10 SU
TEXAS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

MINNESOTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 1-9
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 14 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games at home

NEXT UP:
Minnesota home to Texas, Sunday, April 28