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Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/05/2020 MLB Predictions, Previews and Game Analysis

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Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08-05-2020 MLB Predictions Previews and Game Analysis

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/05/2020 –Pittsburgh Pirates will try to rebound in their third game of a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pirates have dropped drastically to the bottom of the NL Central division with a terrible 2-9 record. As for the Twins, they have maintained their top spot well with a 9-2 record in the AL Central division. The Twins made use of their opportunities well and they are keen on sweeping the Pirates in their four-game series. The mlb betting tips free are up and running with all the details on this anticipated game.

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/05/2020

When: Wednesday, August 5, 7:05 PM ET
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
TV: FSNO
Stream: SofaScore

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees are probably the hottest teams of the season with their incredible performance and neat overall record. Last night, the Twins witnessed Eddie Rosario take the lead from the plate alongside Nelson Cruz, Miguel Sano and Max Kepler. From the pitching end, Jose Berrios pitched an impressive six innings as he surrendered just one run and four this. Berrios took out six opponent hitters. Minnesota will turn in Randy Dobnak as their starter in this game. Dobnak has an ERA of 1.00 with seven strikeouts and a 1-1 record on the season. The starter will make his first appearance against the Pirates.

Players to watch: N. Cruz DH (GP11, AB43, R10, H17, 2B3, 3B0, HR3, RBI15, TB29, BB2, SO12, SB0, AVG0.395, OBP0.435, SLG0.674, OPS1.109, WAR0), J. Polanco SS (GP11, AB41, R6, H11, 2B1, 3B0, HR1, RBI5, TB15, BB3, SO4, SB0, AVG0.268, OBP0.318, SLG0.366, OPS0.684, WAR0).

Pittsburgh Pirates

If there is one struggling team on the season, it has to be the Pirates. Pittsburgh won their only two games against the Saint Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. Since then, the Pirates are riding a five-game losing streak. In their last two games alone they have surrendered 12 runs to the Minnesota Twins. Last night, Pittsburgh struggled from the plate when they scored just three runs while their pitching unit surrendered seven. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove declined to 0-3 on the season after giving up five runs in a span of just three-plus innings. The Pirates will turn in Trevor Williams as their starting pitcher in this game. Williams will make his first appearance in his career against the Twins.

Players to watch: J. Bell 1B (GP11, AB41, R6, H7, 2B0, 3B0, HR1, RBI2, TB10, BB1, SO15, SB0, AVG0.171, OBP0.186, SLG0.244, OPS0.43, WAR0), A. Frazier 2B (GP10, AB40, R2, H7, 2B1, 3B0, HR1, RBI2, TB11, BB3, SO9, SB0, AVG0.175, OBP0.25, SLG0.275, OPS0.525, WAR0).

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers

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Minnesota Twins

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 8 games.
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games.
Pittsburgh is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games against Minnesota.
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota.

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks

Both sides of the pitchers are making their first appearance and this could be a tough call if the Twins were not strong at the plate. The mlb betting predictions are once again slanting towards the Twins to win.

Score Prediction: Minnesota Twins 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 2.