Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins 03/16/2021 – With just 15 days left for the MLB regular season to begin, Spring Training will continue to take its course. The Pittsburgh Pirates will take on Minnesota Twins in an exciting game from CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida. The best mlb betting sites 2021 will soon have their picks and predictions available online for the regular season. The Pirates will try to defeat the Twins, especially after their unsuccessful game against the Orioles last night. Minnesota was unable to do much last night against the Atlanta Braves.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins 03/16/2021
|When:||Tuesday, March 16, 1:05 PM ET|
|Where:||CenturyLink Sports Complex, Fort Myers, Florida|
The Pittsburgh Pirates were smashed by Baltimore Orioles in their last game as they gave up a whopping 12 runs. From the plate, Pittsburgh was restricted to just three. Spring Training is not going as expected for the Pirates and they have plenty of room for improvement. Last season, Pittsburgh held one of the worst records in their league. The Pirates were at the bottom of the NL Central Division with a terrible 19-41 final score. Pittsburgh will try to make a difference this year, but the competition in the NL Central is not looking easy.
Players to watch: K. Hayes 3B (GP 8, AB 24, R 5, H 10, 2B 4, 3B 1, HR 1, RBI 4, TB 19, BB 2, SO 2, SB 0, AVG 0.417, OBP 0.462, SLG 0.792, OPS 1.253, WAR 0), E. Gonzalez 2B (GP 8, AB 21, R 3, H 7, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 4, TB 10, BB 1, SO 7, SB 1, AVG 0.333, OBP 0.364, SLG 0.476, OPS 0.84, WAR 0).
The Minnesota Twins will enter this game after their unsuccessful attempt against Atlanta Braves. The Twins gave up five runs and scored just one in return. Minnesota was one of those big teams with a solid performance last season. The Twins clinched the AL Central Division play and they did well to make it to the playoffs. However, they were unable to sustain any further. Minnesota won 36 of their 60 overall games and they were ahead of all their opponents.
Players to watch: A. Kirilloff RF (GP 9, AB 22, R 1, H 3, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 1, TB 7, BB 1, SO 7, SB 0, AVG 0.136, OBP 0.174, SLG 0.318, OPS 0.492, WAR 0), M. Kepler CF (GP 8, AB 22, R 1, H 2, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 1, TB 2, BB 0, SO 2, SB 0, AVG 0.091, OBP 0.091, SLG 0.091, OPS 0.182, WAR 0).
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins Betting Numbers
Over is 3-0-1 in Kuhls last 4 starts as a road underdog.
Over is 3-0-2 in Kuhls last 5 starts during game 1 of a series.
Under is 7-0 in Pirates last 7 during game 1 of a series.
Over is 4-0 in Kuhls last 4 interleague starts.
Over is 5-0 in Kuhls last 5 starts vs. American League Central.
Over is 5-0-1 in Twins last 6 interleague games as a favorite.
Twins are 4-0 in their last 4 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
Minnesota is 7-1 in their last 8 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Twins are 11-2 in their last 13 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Under is 9-2-1 in Twins last 12 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins Betting Picks
The Pirates seem to be struggling in their Spring Training and they have a long way to go. Pittsburgh will need to bring about a solid balance between their offensive and defensive unit. The top mlb betting picks are in favor of the Twins to win this game and cover the spread.