The Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins series will kick off this MLB online betting Monday night, giving the Sox a chance to climb the AL East and the Twins an opportunity to build on their divisional lead. The BoSox enter on a 5-game winning streak and are hopeful they can build off that success on the road. Meanwhile the Twins are coming off a 8-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals and will vie to rebound at home. So what kind of matchup are tonight’s MLB sports betting odds predicting?
Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins – Monday, June 17th
|When:||7:10 pm ET|
|Where:||Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
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— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) June 17, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Odds
|Red Sox||+1½ (-150)||10 (-115)||+120|
|Twins||-1½ (+130)||10 (-105)||-130|
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 39-34 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the AL East. At the present time the New York Yankees lead the division and own a 5 ½ game lead over Boston. Although the Sox are still in the running, they’ll want to deliver a chunky winning streak in the coming days to help bridge that gap.
As aforementioned, the Sox enter this matchup riding a 5-game winning streak and will undoubtedly be looking to build on it tonight. Starting RHP Rick Porcello is the man tasked with getting the win tonight. He enters this contest sporting a 4-6 record as well as a 4.69 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. All in all those numbers aren’t that impressive and peg the Red Sox at a disadvantage. And since Boston is at a disadvantage on offense, earning 5.4 runs per game to Minnesota’s 6, it’s easy to see why tonight’s MLB online betting odds are not favoring them.
Players to Watch: Rafael Devers (11 HR, 45 RBI, .306 BA), Mookie Betts (11 HR, 33 RBI, .266 BA), and Xander Bogaerts (14 HR, 47 RBI, .298 BA).
The Twins march into this evening’s pairing sporting a 47-23 record that ranks them 1st in the AL Central. At the present time, the Twins own a 10-game lead over their nearest threat, the 2nd seeded Cleveland Indians. Clearly Minnesota doesn’t have much to worry about this Monday night. Nevertheless, the club still wants to deliver a lopsided win against Boston.
Tonight they’ll be sending RHP Jose Berrios to the mound. He enters this contest flashing an 8-2 record as well as a 3.01 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. With this in mind, it’s clear that the Twins have the better starting pitcher this Monday night. All in all, that should be enough to take them at home here.
Players to Watch: Jorge Polanco (10 HR, 37 RBI, .332 BA), Eddie Rosario (19 HR, 52 RBI, .262 BA), and Max Kepler (17 HR, 46 RBI, .276 BA).
Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
- 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
- 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Minnesota.
- 7-0 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
- 19-20 ATS when playing on the road this season.
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games.
- 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games against Boston.
- 10-3 SU in their last 13 games at home.
- 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the American League.
- 20-14 ATS when playing at home this season
Boston Red Sox
- Heath Hembree RP
- Nathan Eovaldi SP
- Ryan Brasier RP
- Andrew Benintendi LF
- Steve Pearce 1B
Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins matchup? All things considered, the Twins are the better pick here. They may be coming off a loss, but they have a better starting pitcher and batting than Boston. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Moneyline: The Twins enter as slight favorites on the moneyline. This makes them a great straight up pick this Monday night.
ATS: The spread is pretty straight forward here. If you think the Twins can cover it, you can capitalize on that juicy vig.
TOTALs: The TOTALs are predicting a high scoring match. Considering tonight’s pitching, it’s likely that it goes OVER.
Score Prediction: 9-5 Minnesota.