Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 5/24/24

Minnesota Twins (26-23) vs Texas Rangers (24-26)

Game Info: Friday, May 24, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)

Bailey Ober (4-2) (4.40) vs Jose Urena (1-3) (3.29)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -145 / Texas Rangers +133 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins meet Friday in MLB action from Target Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Texas Rangers will start Jose Urena here and Urena is 1-3 with a 3.29 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. In his career, Urena is 0-2 with a 7.02 ERA and 18 strikeouts against the Twins. Bailey Ober will start for the Twins here and is 4-2 with a 4.40 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. This will be Ober’s second career start against Texas.

Texas Rangers Recap

The Texas Rangers come into this one looking to rebound after being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies to start the week, giving the Rangers their fourth straight series loss after losses to the Angels, Guardians and Rockies in the last two weeks.

Rangers Having Issues At The Dish

Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 57 hits along with 12 doubles, 9 home runs and 34 RBIs while Adolis Garcia has a team-high 12 home runs and 36 RBIs with 9 doubles as well as 4 stolen bases. Evan Carter also has 5 home runs with 15 RBIs while Jonah Heim has 5 homers and 27 RBIs and Josh Smith also has a team-high 12 doubles.

Why the Texas Rangers will win

  • The Rangers have won eight of their last nine games as road underdogs against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Twins have lost each of their last six games against American League opponents.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line in eight of their last nine games as road underdogs against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Twins have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight night games against the Rangers at Target Field following a win.
  • The Rangers have led after 5 innings in 17 of their last 25 games as road underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Twins have lost the first inning in each of their last three games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Twins have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games as favorites against American League opponents.

Minnesota Twins Recap

The Minnesota Twins come into this one looking to build on their 3-2 win over the Nationals in Wednesday’s series finale, giving the Twins a series win to snap their series losing streak against the Yankees and Guardians over the last week and a half.

Twins Having Inconsistencies Offensively

Willi Castro leads the Twins at the dish with 44 hits including 11 doubles and 3 triples as well as 16 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Ryan Jeffers has a team-high 10 home runs, 32 RBIs and 12 doubles with a .255 batting average and .341 OBP. Carlos Santana has 7 home runs with 22 RBIs while Edouard Julien also has 7 home runs, 15 RBIs and 5 stolen bases but also has a team-high 58 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the Minnesota Twins will win

  • The Twins have won each of their last 11 night games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Rangers have lost each of their last six road games.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight road games.
  • The Twins have covered the run line each of their last five night games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Twins have led after 5 innings in each of their last seven games against AL West opponents.
  • The Twins have led after 3 innings in each of their last five night games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.

Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction

I’m on the Rangers here. I look at this matchup and see two teams that are having significant issues with production and I don’t really feel like backing either. That being said, the Rangers are your defending champions and have too talented of a lineup to continue to struggle the way they have been. There are better options than Urena when it comes to starting pitching, but Bailey Ober’s been hit hard in spots and I think the Rangers have all of the value on their side here. Give me the Rangers and the plus money here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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