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Minnesota Twins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks odds, tips and betting trends | June 17

At Chase Field on Friday, the Minnesota Twins (37-28) begin a three-game series versus the Arizona Diamondbacks (30-35), at 9:40 PM ET.

The Diamondbacks are an underdog (+120 moneyline odds to win) when they host the Twins (-140). The Minnesota Twins will give the start to Devin Smeltzer (3-0, 2.38 ERA), who is looking for win No. 4 on the season, and the Diamondbacks will counter with Madison Bumgarner (2-6, 3.50 ERA).

The Twins won 5-0 over the Mariners Friday in their last game. Ryan Jeffers went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead them offensively while Griffin Jax was earned the victory after throwing one inning without giving up a hit or an earned run while striking out two.

The Diamondbacks knocked off the Reds 7-4 Friday. Geraldo Perdomo went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, and Noe Ramirez got the win, throwing one inning, giving up one earned run on one hit while striking out one.

To prepare for the Twins vs. Diamondbacks matchup, here’s everything you need to prepare for Friday’s baseball action.

Minnesota Twins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Twins (-140, bet $140 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Diamondbacks (+120, bet $100 to win $120)
  • Over/under: 9

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Twins Stats and Trends

Twins Betting Records

  • The Twins have entered the game as favorites 37 times this season and won 25, or 67.6%, of those games.
  • Minnesota has a record of 21-8 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -140 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 58.3% chance of a victory for the Twins.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in 30 of their 65 chances.
  • In 65 games with a spread this season, the Twins are 31-34-0 ATS.

Devin Smeltzer (Twins Probable Starter)

  • The Twins’ Smeltzer (3-0) will make his seventh start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched to a 2.38 ERA this season with 4.2 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.4 walks per nine across six games.
  • In six starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • In six starts, Smeltzer has pitched through or past the fifth inning five times. He has a season average of 5.2 frames per outing.
  • The Diamondbacks rank 29th in MLB with a .216 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 23rd in the league (.377) and 74 home runs.

Twins Batting Stats

  • The Twins’ 74 home runs rank ninth in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for the Twins rank eighth in the majors with a combined .407 team slugging percentage.
  • Minnesota’s .250 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking ninth in MLB.
  • The Twins have scored the 10th-most runs in the league this season with 286.
  • Minnesota is among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fourth with an OBP of .324.
  • The Twins rank 21st with an average of 8.3 strikeouts per game.

Diamondbacks Stats and Trends

Diamondbacks Betting Records

  • The Diamondbacks have been chosen as underdogs in 57 games this year and have walked away with the win 25 times (43.9%) in those games.
  • Arizona has a win-loss record of 15-25 when favored by +120 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Diamondbacks have a 45.5% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Arizona and their opponents have gone over in 31 of their 70 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • In 70 games with a line this season, the Diamondbacks have a mark of 40-30-0 against the spread.

Madison Bumgarner (Diamondbacks Probable Starter)

  • Bumgarner (2-6) gets the starting nod for the Diamondbacks in his 14th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.50 ERA in 64 1/3 innings pitched, with 45 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday, the lefty went 5 2/3 innings against the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing one earned run while surrendering six hits.
  • The 32-year-old has amassed a 3.50 ERA and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings during 13 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .244 to his opponents.
  • Bumgarner enters the matchup with two quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Bumgarner is aiming for his eighth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 4.3 innings per start.
  • The opposing Twins offense has a collective .250 batting average, and is seventh in the league with 542 total hits and 10th in MLB play with 286 runs scored. They have the eighth-ranked slugging percentage (.407) and are ninth in all of MLB with 74 home runs.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats

  • The Diamondbacks average 1.1 home runs per game to rank ninth in baseball with 74 total home runs .
  • This season, the Diamondbacks’ .377 slugging percentage ranks 23rd in baseball.
  • Arizona is 29th in the majors with a .216 batting average.
  • The Diamondbacks score the 20th-most runs in baseball (264 total, 4.1 per game).
  • Arizona is 25th in baseball with a .297 on-base percentage.
  • The Diamondbacks’ 9.2 strikeouts per game are the third-most in baseball.

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