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Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs 07/22/2020 MLB Previews, Spread and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs 07/22/2020 – Minnesota Twins will take the road to play against the Chicago Cubs in their last preseason game before they return home to host the Saint Louis Cardinals in their opening match of the regular season. Minnesota topped the AL Central last year when they won 101 games and lost 61. The Twins are not an easy team to defeat and they already seem to be a threat to several teams this season. Chicago Cubs secured the third spot in the NL Central and they managed to win more than what they lost. The Cubs were much better than many other teams, but this year’s mlb free betting picks might be way different than the last.
Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs 07/22/2020
This team was predicted to win the AL Central last year and they managed to keep up to their performance. Minnesota Twins had a strong pitching unit that backed their hitting squad in most of their games. Minnesota had one of the best hitters since they secured the second spot in OPS. The biggest achievement was the Twins topping all the other teams with home runs. 2019 was definitely a pleasant season for Minnesota with most of the mlb betting predictions on their side. Minnesota will try to do better this year to get to the end.
Players to watch: L. Arraez 2B (GP 10 AB 29 R 2 H 3 2B 0 3B 0 HR 0 RBI 0 TB 3 BB 3 SO 6 SB 0 AVG 0.103 OBP 0.188 SLG 0.103 OPS 0.291), W. Astudillo C (GP 9 AB 26 R 0 H 7 2B 0 3B 0 HR 0 RBI 1 TB 7 BB 0 SO 1 SB 0 AVG 0.269 OBP 0.269 SLG 0.269 OPS 0.538).
Chicago Cubs were unable to win two games against the Chicago White Sox. It might be just the preseason, but the Cubs need to work on a few areas to improve their performance when the regular season begins. They lost the first game with a final score of 7-3 and their second game was restricted to a final score of 5-3. Chicago managed to defeat Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres. Their challenge will start when they open their regular season against Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. Chicago will deliver Jon Lester as their starting pitcher in this game.
Players to watch: K. Schwarber LF (GP 13 AB 38 R 0 H 9 2B 4 3B 0 HR 0 RBI 7 TB 13 BB 3 SO 14 SB 2 AVG 0.237 OBP 0.31 SLG 0.342 OPS 0.652), N. Hoerner SS (GP 15 AB 35 R 5 H 10 2B 1 3B 1 HR 0 RBI 3 TB 13 BB 5 SO 5 SB 1 AVG 0.286 OBP 0.381 SLG 0.371 OPS 0.752).
Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks
Despite the Twins’ success last season and their top performance, the odds are not in favor of them in this game. The Cubs have the key to success with the picks on their side.
Runline: +1.0 is the runline for Minnesota and -1.0 for Chicago.
Moneyline: -105 is the moneyline for the Twins and -115 is the moneyline for the Cubs.
Totals: The total will go over 8.0 for the Twins and under 8.0 for the Cubs.
Score Prediction: Chicago Cubs 5, Minnesota Twins 4.