MLB Picks: Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox

The Minnesota Twins (32-35) and Boston Red Sox (31-38) will meet up in an American League matchup Monday night at Fenway Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET

Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are 110-97 at home since 2012
The Boston Red Sox are 110-97 at home since 2012

Minnesota has dropped back-to-back games, including a 4-3 defeat to the Detroit Tigers as +131 road underdogs Sunday, while going UNDER the betting total of 9.  The Twins won the final three of a four-game set in their only visit to Boston during the 2013 campaign, as they look to win four in a row at this ballpark for the first time since 1994.  Minnesota is 9-7 as road underdogs of +125 to +150 this season, with the UNDER going 10-5-1 in that situation.

Twins starting pitcher Kevin Correia (3-7, 5.60 ERA) registered a 4-0 road victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last time out, as he allowed six hits over six shutout innings.  The right-hander is 2-2 with a 3.67 ERA in six road games, with opposing hitters batting .301 against him.  In three career games (two starts) versus the Red Sox, Correia has compiled a 1-1 record and 6.97 ERA.

Boston split a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians, which came to an end with a 3-2 home setback as +101 home underdogs Sunday, while going UNDER the betting total in six of its last seven contests.  The Red Sox will be led by second baseman Dustin Pedroia offensively, who has hit .361 in his last eight games versus the Twins.  Boston is 5-6 at home when the total if 9 to 9.5, with the UNDER going 6-4-1 in that situation.

Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (1-2, 3.93 ERA) will be making his fourth appearance of the season, as he looks to snap a personal two-game losing streak, including a 6-0 road defeat to the Baltimore Orioles last time out.  The right-hander has compiled a 5-9 record and 4.15 ERA in 28 games (13 starts) in his professional career.  De La Rosa’s only lifetime appearance versus the Twins came in a effort on June 29, 2011 with the Dodgers at Target Field.

Sports bettors will likely back the Red Sox due to the Twins being 7-23 in Correia’s last 30 starts.

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