The Minnesota Twins look to continue their home success when they take on the Texas Rangers in the second of a three-game series on Saturday. The Twins (55-32), first in the American League Central, are 27-14 at home, while the Rangers (47-41), third in the AL West, are 18-24 on the road. First pitch from Target Field is set for 2:10 p.m. ET. Both teams have lost their last two series. The latest Rangers vs. Twins odds show Minnesota favored at -166 on the money line (risk $166 to win $100), while the over-under for total runs scored is 10. Before making any Rangers vs. Twins picks of your own, be sure to see the MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, entered Week 15 of the MLB season on a stunning 11-1 run on top-rated MLB money line picks. Its top-rated money-line picks have now returned almost $1,600 on the season for $100 bettors, and anybody who has been following it is way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Rangers vs. Twins. We can tell you it’s leaning over, and it also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.
The model knows right-hander Michael Pineda (5-4, 4.78 ERA) gets the start for the Twins. He turned in one of his strongest outings of the season in his last start against the Chicago White Sox, when he struck out eight while allowing one run in six innings of work. He had 25 strikeouts and four walks in five June starts.
Third baseman Luis Arraez has been red-hot over the past four games, going 8-for-19 with a double and a homer, while second baseman Jonathan Schoop has a five-game hitting streak. Outfielder Max Kepler has a six-game hitting streak, going 9-for-29 with two doubles, two homers and four RBIs.
But just because Minnesota has a statistical edge over Texas does not mean it is the best value on the Rangers vs. Twins money line.
That’s because the Rangers will send right-hander Jesse Chavez (3-3, 2.97 ERA) to the mound. Chavez is 1-1 with a 1.77 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance over his past four outings. He has a 0.74 WHIP in that stretch, with 22 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings.
Center fielder Delino DeShields has a pair of multi-hit games over his past three, going 4-for-9 with a double and home run, while infielder Logan Forsythe opened the series with the Twins with a 2-for-4 performance with a home run. Right fielder Shin-soo Choo has hits in four straight games.
So who wins Twins vs. Rangers? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Twins vs. Rangers money line you should be all over Saturday, all from the advanced model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.