The Red Sox (62-67) will once again pay a visit to the Twins (66-61) in Game 2 of this regular season double header on Wednesday, August 31 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Each team will be eager to come out on top as they work their way through the final stretch of the regular season. Catch all the action at 6:40 p.m. CT!
Coming into their next game, the Twins have earned a win against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on Tuesday, the score was 10-5 in favor of the Twins. The Twins had four runs to the Red Sox two runs. We’ll see what happens when it all goes down at Target Field.
Twins vs Red Sox Prediction
The bookmakers think this should be a win for the Twins. FanDuel has them at odds of -134 for victory, while Boston are +116. The predicted number of total runs is 8.
The last time these two teams met, the Twins outplayed the Red Sox on Monday, by a 4-2 margin. Led by their top hitter, Luis Arraez, who has a batting average of .320, the team is currently batting .250 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team carries an ERA of 3.91 and a .986 fielding percentage.
The Red Sox were defeated by the Twins 4-2 the last time they played on Monday. The overall batting average for the team right now is .270, with Xander Bogaerts leading his team hitting .306. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 4.59 and a .985 fielding percentage. Check out our evaluation of the odds and place your bets based on the teams’ recent performances!
The latest squad news is that the Twins are without Daniel Coulombe (Hip), Jhon Romero (Biceps), Randy Dobnak (Finger), Alexander Kirilloff (Wrist), Miguel Sanó (Knee), Royce Lewis (Knee), Tyler Mahle (Shoulder), Kenta Maeda (Elbow), Byron Buxton (Hip), Bryson Sands (Arm), Jorge Polanco (Knee), Trevor Larnach (Core), John Ober (Groin), Christopher Paddack (Elbow), Jorge Alcala (Elbow), Cody Stashak (Shoulder) and Ryan Jeffers (Thumb). And the Red Sox are missing James Paxton (Elbow), Christopher Sale (Finger), Tanner Houck (Back), Eric Hosmer (Back), Nathan Eovaldi (Shoulder) and Josh Taylor (Back).
Moneyline Pick: Twins (-134) at FanDuel
The team is considered the favorite per oddsmakers. In their last encounter against these opponents, the Twins got the W 10-5.
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Twins vs Red Sox Betting Odds
- Moneyline: Minnesota (-134), Boston (+116) at FanDuel
- Run Line: Minnesota -1.5 (+146), Boston 1.5 (-176) at FanDuel
- Over/Under: Under 8 Runs (-110), Over 8 Runs (-110) at FanDuel
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Twins vs Red Sox Betting Trends
- Win % as favorite: Twins 0.6%, Red Sox 0.42%
- Win % as underdog: Twins 0.22%, Red Sox 0.3%
- Win-loss record last 10 games: Minnesota 4-6, Boston 3-7
Runline Pick: Twins -1.5 Runs (+146) at FanDuel
Wager: 1 unit
For our spread pick to win, the Twins will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.
Over/Under Pick: Under 8 Total Runs (-110) at FanDuel
Wager: 0.5 units
The Twins have averaged 3.6 runs per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Red Sox have recorded 3.6 runs during the same timeframe.