The Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins play again tonight in Texas. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Rangers have lost five games in a row and are cooling down from a first half that was otherwise spectacular. On Friday they got a subpar pitching performance out of Martin Perez, and also did not get much from the offense either as they only had six hits in total. Tonight they will start Derek Holland who is making his first start after returning from the DL. Holland has pitched with 5.10 ERA in 67 innings of work this season.
The Twins played well on Friday and gave a loss to the Rangers in the series opener. Francisco Liriano was stellar on the mound allowing five hits and just one run in 6+ innings of work. Tonight the Twins will look to Samuel Deduno who is making his first career start in the Major Leagues.
Texas is 5-2 in their last seven game two of a series, 40-19 in their last 59 home games, and 13-5 in Holland’s last 18 starts. Minnesota is 5-1 in their last six games following a win, 7-2 in their last nine games overall, and 17-35 in their last 52 game two of a series. Minnesota is 2-4 in the last six games between these two.
We picked the Twins yesterday and since they’re such a big underdog today we will take them again as moneyline underdogs and hope Holland struggles in his return from the DL at online sports books.