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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins 08/03/2020 MLB Baseball, Tips and Betting Odds

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins 08-03-2020 MLB Baseball Tips and Betting Odds

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins 08/03/2020 – The opening game of a four-game series is all set to get underway as Pittsburgh Pirates take on Minnesota Twins from Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Pirates are down to the last spot in the NL Central division after their terrible start this season. Pittsburgh is holding a 2-7 record while Minnesota is exactly the opposite 7-2. The Twins have topped the AL Central division and are two games ahead of Chicago White Sox in second place. Minnesota Twins have been promising as predicted with a neat start this year. For all those Minnesota fans, mlb betting has been easy with the picks and predictions favoring the Twins.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins 08/03/2020

When: Monday, August 3, 8:10 PM ET
Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: ESPN Network
Stream: SofaScore

 

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates lost their three-game series against Chicago Cubs and are currently on a four-game losing streak. They failed to maintain control from the pitching end in most of their games. Last night, Kevin Newman was the only batsman to score one run for Pittsburgh while the others had base hits. From the pitching end, the Pirates allowed two runs to the Cubs. Starting pitcher Steven Brault did a decent job with three shutout innings and four strikeouts. Relieving pitcher Cody Ponce suffered the loss for the Pirates and declined to 0-1. Derek Holland will be delivered as their starter against the Twins. Holland has 57 strikeouts with a 3-7 record and an ERA of 5.56 against Minnesota.

Players to watch: A. Frazier 2B (GP9 AB36 R2 H6 2B1 3B0 HR1 RBI2 TB10 BB2 SO7 SB0 AVG0.167 OBP0.231 SLG0.278 OPS0.509 WAR0). C. Moran 3B (GP9 AB33 R8 H9 2B1 3B0 HR5 RBI7 TB25 BB2 SO10 SB0 AVG0.273 OBP0.314 SLG0.758 OPS1.072 WAR0).

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians in their last game with a final score of 31. The Twins have an equal balance with their offense and defense. Minnesota has the potential to be the World Series champions if they do it right. Last night, a solo homer was smashed by Mitch Garver while Jorge Polanco contributed an RBI and went two for four. Nelson Cruz was the other player to contribute an RBI for the Twins. Relieving pitcher Devin Smeltzer reaped the benefit and progressed to 1-0. Minnesota is turning towards Lewis Thorpe as their starting pitcher in this game. Thorpe will make his first appearance against the Pirates in his career.

Players to watch: J. Polanco SS (GP9 AB37 R5 H10 2B1 3B0 HR1 RBI5 TB14 BB1 SO4 SB0 AVG0.27 OBP0.289 SLG0.378 OPS0.668 WAR0). N. Cruz DH (GP9 AB34 R8 H11 2B3 3B0 HR3 RBI12 TB23 BB2 SO9 SB0 AVG0.324 OBP0.378 SLG0.676 OPS1.055 WAR0).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins Betting Numbers

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Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Pittsburgh is 7-13 SU in their last 20 games against Minnesota.
Pittsburgh is 1-11 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games this season.

Minnesota Twins

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins Betting Picks

The mlb point spread picks for this game is predicting the Twins to win with a decent number. Minnesota will have the required support from the plate to back its starting pitcher.

Score Prediction: Minnesota Twins 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 1.