Twins vs. Rangers MLB Pick – August 16th

The Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers Match for the second of a four-game series on Friday night at Arlington.

Minnesota jumped on the Rangers in the opener, as they recorded a 13-6 triumph in a convincing affair in Texas. The Twins are in a heated race with the Cleveland Indians for high honors in the AL Central. They have been moving back and forth lately, with the Twins going into the weekend having a half game lead on the Indians. The Indians were able to keep pace with the Twins thanks to some 19-5 beatdown of the Yankees. Minnesota got zero help from the Yankees if they had them to carry out. The Indians aren’t going to have it easy over the next few days, though. They should not expect the Yankees to put down and play dead after getting embarrassed. I will say this is a lot more exciting than that which happened in the AL Central a year past. Cleveland hurried away with the division leaving no doubts concerning who had been winning at this stage in 2018. Cleveland have business this year and it is truly going to be a coin exchange in September. The Indians have been the favorites going into the season and could be the right side today. After clawing back out of a hole in the NL Central and then obtaining Yasiel Puig, the Indians are likelier the safer pick. But, I really don’t think the Twins are going to be moving everywhere. Their offense can strike quickly and have been the more consistent unit in that regard. We’ll see whether they could keep the sexy stroke tonight against Mike Minor, who has been sizzling hot lately. The Twins will counter Jake Odorizzi. Head under for our complimentary Twins vs. Rangers pick. Betting odds supplied by Mike Minor voiced his displeasure before the trade deadline about not needing to be traded. He as fairly outspoken about it and did not take care of moving after joining the Rangers last season. The Rangers ended up hanging onto Minor despite the possibility of getting something worthwhile in exchange . He’s rewarded his group with quality. Minor goes to Friday with a rock solid ERA of 2.90 and also 1.17 WHIP. He is on pace for his very best season as a starting pitcher. His career-high now is a 2.55 ERA together with the Royals in 2017, but was 65 appearances out of the bullpen. Minor did not have a start that season regardless of his superior pitching as a reliever. The Rangers left him a rookie back in Arlington and are reaping the rewards in 2019. Minor was at an downslope before turning back it around recently. He had enabled at least four earned runs in four straight matches, having allowed 5 against the Mariners to finish July. Minor hasn’t allowed a run since that game, since he pitched 14 straight innings of scoreless baseball against the Indians and Brewers. A strong performance in 3 consecutive games is going to be tricky with all the Twins on tap. The Twins are 3rd in the major leagues using 5.72 runs scored per game. They have been better in the road, with more than 6 runs scored per game. Minnesota are 37-22 around the street, which is among the greatest street records from the majors. Odorizzi was hot as well recently. Even hotter than Minor mathematically, since he enters Friday with an ERA of 1.04 in his past three outings. He’s allowed 10 runs in 84 at-bats against the Rangers, while Minor has surrendered 14 runs in 85 at-bats from the Twins. This is probably going to be a closer match than last night, but the winning team is shaping up to be the exact same. The Twins seem night at Arlington.

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