|MLB Red Sox vs. Twins Picks & Predictions for May 17, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Friday, 17 May 2013 15:04|
Red Sox vs. Twins Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Red Sox are -141 money line favorites over the Twins, who are +130 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Red Sox opened as -160 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -141, while the Twins have gone from +147 down to +130. Boston enters play with a 24-17 overall record and are 11-7 on the road, while Minnesota is 18-19 overall and 9-10 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 78% of the betting public currently favors Boston. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest MLB trends, Boston is 8-3 over last 11 road games vs. a right-handed starter, 4-1 Over last 5 Buchholtz's starts as a road favorite and 10-3 over last 13 with the total set of 7.0-8.5. Minnesota is 4-0 over last 4 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 over last 7 with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
The Red Sox (24-17, 11-7 road, 21-19 O/U) have won two straight including coming back from a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Minnesota (18-19, 9-10 home, 17-19 O/U) lost two straight at home to the Chicago White Sox. Minnesota has gone over in for of their last six games. Boston has gone over three of their last four games. Minnesota beat Boston in three of four games in early May including a 6-5 win with Clay Buchholz facing Vance Worley for the Twins. Worley is coming off giving up five runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings against Baltimore but somehow came up with the win. Buchholz gave up four runs on seven hits against the Twins on May 6. Justin Morneau drove in two runs in that game and hits .500 against Buchholz. Expect this game to go over once again. Boston visits Target Field in Minneapolis, Mn on Friday at 8:10pmET.
MLB FREE PICK: RED SOX/TWINS OVER 8.5