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Minnesota Twins vs Cincinnati Reds 08/03/2021 Betting Picks, Predictions and MLB Preview
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Minnesota Twins vs Cincinnati Reds 08/03/2021 – The Minnesota Twins have a slim chance of making it to the postseason due to their poor overall performance. The Twins remain at the bottom of the AL Central Division play and are continuing to trail the Royals at the fourth. The MLB betting trends have been against the Twins in their last few games. Cincinnati Reds have a neat opportunity to make it to the postseason as they remain at the second spot in the NL Central Division play. The Reds are six games ahead of the .500 mark and are all set to extend their victory.
Minnesota Twins vs Cincinnati Reds 08/03/2021
The Minnesota Twins have won a total of 44 games and dropped 62 in return. The Twins will need to get past the Royals and the Tigers to get to the third spot. However, their poor performance has brought no progress. Minnesota gave up seven runs in their last game against the St. Louis Cardinals and scored just three in return. The Twins will turn to Kenta Maeda as their starting pitcher in this game. Maeda is holding a 4-4 record on the season with an ERA of 4.40. Maeda gave up one run in his last six innings against Detroit.
Players to watch: Jorge Polanco SS (GP 98, AB 375, R 61, H 102, 2B 22, 3B 1, HR 16, RBI 52, TB 174, BB 32, SO 63, SB 9, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.464, OPS 0.797, WAR 3.2), Andrelton Simmons SS (GP 87, AB 287, R 32, H 64, 2B 9, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 22, TB 82, BB 25, SO 45, SB 1, AVG 0.223, OBP 0.29, SLG 0.286, OPS 0.576, WAR 1).
Cincinnati Reds have won 56 and dropped 50 games in total. The Reds are three games ahead of the Cardinals in the NL Central Division play. The biggest challenge for the Reds is getting past the Brewers at the top. Last night, they came off an easy victory against the New York Mets after smashing seven runs and restricting them to just one. Tyler Mahle will take the mound in this game as their starting pitcher. The righty is holding an 8-3 record on the season with an ERA of 3.71. Mahle was successful in his last innings against the Cubs.
Players to watch: Jesse Winker RF (GP 98, AB 388, R 69, H 117, 2B 27, 3B 1, HR 21, RBI 59, TB 209, BB 44, SO 72, SB 1, AVG 0.302, OBP 0.381, SLG 0.539, OPS 0.92, WAR 1.8), Eugenio Suarez 3B (GP 102, AB 379, R 48, H 66, 2B 13, 3B 0, HR 20, RBI 57, TB 139, BB 38, SO 128, SB 0, AVG 0.174, OBP 0.258, SLG 0.367, OPS 0.625, WAR -2.1).
Minnesota Twins vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games against Minnesota.
Minnesota Twins vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Picks
The Minnesota Twins are struggling with an unbalanced batting and pitching unit. The Reds are holding the sixth rank in OPS and seventh in runs scored. The best baseball bets favor the Reds to win and cover this game.
Score Prediction: Reds 6, Twins 3.