Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins - 8/19/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (61-55) vs Texas Rangers (52-65)
Game Info: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Dylan Bundy (6-5) (4.76) vs Martin Perez (9-3) (2.79)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -145 / Texas Rangers +134 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Target Field.
The Twins come into this game currently sitting with a 61-55 record and they are coming off a series sweep against the Kansas City Royals. On Wednesday it was good pitching that was the difference as the Minnesota Twins secured the 4-0 victory. The Twins offense has been the strength this season averaging 4.5 runs per game which is 10th in the league. Jorge Polanco has hit 15 home runs and driven in 55 RBIs. Jose Miranda is also having a big season hitting 12 home runs and driving in 51 RBIs.
The Rangers come into this game with a 53-65 and on Thursday the offense was good scoring ten runs on the way to the victory against the Oakland Athletics. The Rangers had lost two games in a row before winning on Thursday. The pitching for the Rangers has been an issue and they are giving up 4.48 runs per game which is 22nd in the league. Corey Seager has hit 26 home runs and driven in 60 RBIs.
On the mound for the Rangers will be Martin Perez who sits with a 9-3 record and an ERA of 2.79. In his last start against the Mariners, he went six innings giving up four hits and three runs.
On the mound for the Twins will be Dylan Bundy and he sits with a 6-5 record and an ERA of 4.76. Bundy has been pitching better as of late and in his last start he gave up zero runs in five innings against the Los Angeles Angels.
The Twins are 5-1 in their last five home games. The Twins are 2-8 in their last 10 games followin an off day. The over is 5-1 in the Rangers last six road games. The over is 8-2-1 in the Twins last 11 games following an off day. The over is 4-1-1 in the Rangers last six games on Friday.
Bundy struggled earlier in the season, but he has become a solid pitcher for the Twins, and he is going to slow down the Rangers offense. The Twins offense was impressive in the last series against the Kansas City Royals and they will score enough off of Perez to get the job done here. Back the Twins on the money line.