Rangers Vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 8, 2022

Written By Staff on July 7, 2022

The Minnesota Twins (47-38) will look for continued production from a batter on a roll when they square off against the Texas Rangers (37-43) on Friday at 8:05 PM ET at Globe Life Field. Jorge Polanco is on a two-game home run streak. Texas (-122 to win) has Jon Gray starting, and Minnesota (+105) will counter with Sonny Gray.

The betting trends in the article below reflect odds as of July 8, 2022 at 7:51 PM ET.

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Rangers vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gray (TEX) Pitcher Gray (MIN)
4 – 4 W/L 4 – 1
77.1 IP 54.2
3.96 ERA 2.47
1.164 WHIP 1.043
9.7 K/9 8.9
3.0 BB/9 2.3

Rangers Probable Starter Jon Gray

  • Jon Gray gets the start for the Rangers, his 15th of the season. He is 4-4 with a 3.96 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 77 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Sunday, the righty went five innings against the New York Mets, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 3.96, with 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in 14 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .222 batting average against him.
  • Gray is looking to secure his sixth quality start of the year in this game.
  • He will match up with a Twins offense that ranks sixth in MLB with 724 total hits (on a .253 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .420 (seventh in MLB) with 105 total home runs (eighth in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 7:51 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Gray

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Correa 5 .400 2 0 1 .400 1.000

Twins Probable Starter Sonny Gray

  • Sonny Gray (4-1) will take the mound for the Twins, his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed six hits in five innings pitched against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched to a 2.47 ERA this season with 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.3 walks per nine across 11 games.
  • In 11 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in four of them.
  • The Rangers rank 19th in MLB with a .238 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 14th in the league (.396) and 105 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 7:51 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Gray

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brad Miller 40 .250 10 0 5 .302 .602
Kole Calhoun 37 .216 8 0 0 .326 .596
Marcus Semien 6 .333 2 0 1 .500 .833
Corey Seager 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Steven Duggar 2 1.000 2 0 2 1.000 2.000
Charlie Culberson 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have won 12 of the 28 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (42.9%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -122 or shorter, Texas has a record of 10-10 (50%).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Rangers have an implied win probability of 55%.
  • Texas has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 34 times this season for a 34-41-5 record against the over/under.
  • The Rangers have collected a 45-35-0 record against the spread this season (covering 56.2% of the time).
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Twins Betting Trends

  • This season, the Twins have won 14 out of the 33 games, or 42.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, Minnesota has won nine of its 23 games, or 39.1%, when they’re the underdog by at least +105 on the moneyline.
  • The Twins have a 48.8% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 39 of their 85 opportunities.
  • The Twins have an ATS record of 37-48-0 in 85 games with a spread this season.

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager is batting .233 with 10 doubles, 16 home runs and 29 walks.
  • Seager ranks 115th in batting average, 113th in on base percentage, and 76th in slugging among qualified batters in MLB action.
  • Adolis Garcia has racked up 75 hits to pace his team, and has 16 doubles, three triples, 15 home runs and 17 walks while hitting .246.
  • Among qualifying batters, Garcia ranks 90th in batting average, 135th in on-base percentage, and 40th in slugging.
  • Marcus Semien has 13 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 25 walks while hitting .238.
  • Nate Lowe has a .337 on-base percentage while slugging .459. Both are team-highs. He has 11 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 22 walks while batting .285.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 320 .238 44 10 35 .293 .671
Corey Seager 309 .233 40 16 39 .303 .724
Adolis García 305 .246 47 15 51 .287 .753
Nate Lowe 281 .285 34 12 37 .337 .796
Kole Calhoun 253 .229 29 10 36 .284 .691
Jonah Heim 202 .257 28 12 31 .312 .792
Mitch Garver 179 .212 22 10 22 .292 .711
Brad Miller 167 .210 17 7 27 .261 .608
Charlie Culberson 70 .243 13 0 7 .284 .541
Leody Taveras 53 .283 6 2 5 .309 .743

Twins Players to Watch

  • Luis Arraez leads Minnesota with an OBP of .425, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .455.
  • Of all qualified hitters in MLB, Arraez is first in batting average, second in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage.
  • Max Kepler is batting .231 with a .390 slugging percentage and 36 RBI this year.
  • Kepler’s batting average is 119th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 56th, and he is 107th in slugging.
  • Byron Buxton has 52 hits and is batting .218 this season.
  • Polanco has been key for Minnesota with 60 hits, an OBP of .339 plus a slugging percentage of .431.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis Arraez 277 .354 48 4 29 .425 .880
Gio Urshela 263 .266 32 8 35 .314 .728
Max Kepler 251 .231 37 9 36 .342 .732
Jorge Polanco 246 .244 34 12 44 .339 .770
Byron Buxton 239 .218 46 22 40 .293 .845
Gary Sánchez 237 .219 26 9 34 .279 .688
Carlos Correa 234 .286 35 9 29 .360 .813
Ryan Jeffers 177 .192 20 5 21 .274 .607
Nick Gordon 176 .267 20 4 12 .306 .715
Jose Miranda 165 .242 13 6 24 .282 .706

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