Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins 5/12/08 Pick
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Boston Red Sox (24-16) at Minnesota Twins (19-17)
Monday, 7:10 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Red Sox – 132, Total 9.5 Flat
The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins wrap up a four game series tonight with Clay Buchholz facing Livan Hernandez. The Red Sox will be hoping to get Manny Ramirez back in the starting lineup tonight. He was only able to pinch hit on Sunday in the 9-8 loss to the Twins.
SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Red Sox on the Road.
The Twins send Livan Hernandez to the mound on Monday. He is a very surprising 5-1 with a 3.83 ERA on the season. He pitched a complete game in his last start against the White Sox but he has not pitched well in his career against Boston going 0-2 with an ERA over 12.
Boston sends Clay Buchholz who is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA this season. He pitched only four innings in his last start against Detroit and gave up five runs and 10 hits. This will be his first ever start against Minnesota.
SBG Global Current Line: Red Sox – 135, Total 9.5 Flat
Here are the MLB betting stats for Monday’s game. The Red Sox are 11-4 in their last 15 vs. the American League Central. The Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Red Sox are 46-20 in their last 66 games as a favorite. The Red Sox are 9-4 in their last 13 Monday games. The Red Sox are 2-6 in their last 8 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Red Sox are 2-6 in Buchholz’s last 8 starts. The Red Sox are 0-5 in Buchholz’s last 5 road starts. The Red Sox are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Minnesota
The Twins are 9-1 in their last 10 home games. The Twins are 6-1 in their last 7 games as a home underdog. The Twins are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
The Twins are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Twins are 9-4 in their last 13 vs. the American League East. The Twins are 6-15 in their last 21 Monday games. The Twins are 4-0 in Hernandez’s last 4 starts as a home underdog. The Twins are 7-1 in Hernandez’s last 8 starts overall.
The Over is 5-1-1 in the Red Sox last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 18-6-2 in the Red Sox last 26 Monday games. The Under is 5-2-1 in the Red Sox last 8 games as a road favorite. The Over is 4-1 in Buchholz’s last 5 starts overall.
The Over is 4-1 in the Twins last 5 vs. the American League East. The Under is 5-2 in the Twins last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 5-0 in Hernandez’s last 5 starts overall. The Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota between the two teams.
Pick: Red Sox 4 units.
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