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Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs 09/21/2021 Picks, Baseball Predictions and Preview
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Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs 09/21/2021 – After a weekend series with the Blue Jays, the Minnesota Twins will open an interleague set with the Cubs on Tuesday night. The home of the Cubs at Wrigley Field will see an underperforming Chicago trying to reshape its game. The Twins, who are in a rough patch after losing two of the three games played against the Blue Jays, will try to improve their ranking in the AL Central scoreboard. Though both teams have struggles of their own, the online sportsbook suggests a Chicago Cubs win this Tuesday night.
Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs 09/21/2021
The Twins are placed last in the AL Central after losing the Blue Jays during the weekend. Their batting is struggling to fill a void after Nelson Cruz has been traded away to the Tampa Bay Rays. Sunday’s game saw Nick Cordon and Ben Rortvedt helping the Twins to a meager score of four hits. Jorge Polanco is the lead hitter for the team with .275 and 90 RBIs. The shortstop is leading the team in both categories. On the mound, we’ll see Griffin Jax who is 3-4 with a 6.65 ERA. The 26-year-old is having a rough start in his 69.0 innings this year and will be seeking to redefine his name in the MLB.
Players to watch:
Jorge Polanco SS (GP 141, AB 545, R 91, H 150, 2B 34, 3B 2, HR 31, RBI 90, TB 281, BB 42, SO 105, SB 10, AVG 0.275, OBP 0.329, SLG 0.516, OPS 0.845, WAR 5.4), Miguel Sano 1B (GP 123, AB 428, R 65, H 95, 2B 21, 3B 0, HR 29, RBI 70, TB 203, BB 53, SO 168, SB 2, AVG 0.222, OBP 0.308, SLG 0.474, OPS 0.783, WAR 1).
The Cubs have rebuilt their roster interestingly and are struggling to fill the gaps of the trade-off. The team is fourth in the NL Central, a spot above the Pittsburgh Pirates. After losing to the Brewers on Friday 8-5 and Saturday 6-4, Chicago is presently 67-83. The lead star for the cubs is Patrick Wisdom who hit his 27th home run of the season, while facing Jandel Gustave on Monday night. Alec Mills will be starting for the Cubs. The 29-year-old has 73 strikeouts and 28 walks this season. In his 30th appearance Mills comes in 6-6 and 4.50 ERA.
Players to watch: Ian Happ CF (GP 136, AB 425, R 55, H 95, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 23, RBI 57, TB 184, BB 52, SO 144, SB 5, AVG 0.224, OBP 0.315, SLG 0.433, OPS 0.748, WAR 1.2), Willson Contreras C (GP 118, AB 387, R 56, H 87, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 20, RBI 47, TB 162, BB 48, SO 133, SB 5, AVG 0.225, OBP 0.33, SLG 0.419, OPS 0.749, WAR 3.8).
Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers
Minnesota are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’ last 5 games.
Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks
The fact is, both the teams are underperforming. The Cubs are struggling to get their roster right this season. The Twins are also finding their defense weak with Griffin Jax not doing so well. Alex Mills of the Chicago Cubs is clearly the more experienced and baseball betting sites propose a win for the Cubs tonight.
Score Prediction: Chicago Cubs 5, Minnesota Twins 4.