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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins 08/04/2020 MLB Odds, Picks and Baseball Predictions
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins 08/04/2020 – Minnesota Twins continued with their success against the Pittsburgh Pirates in their opening game as they rose to an impressive 8-2 record. The Twins remain at the top spot of the AL Central division and they are all set to take on the Pirates in their second game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pittsburgh Pirates declined further and things are going too bad with their 2-8 record on the season. The Pirates are sitting at the bottom of the NL Central division and they are six games behind the .500 mark. The baseball odds have been favoring Minnesota right from the start of this series.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins 08/04/2020
The Pirates are now one of the worst teams that have played 10 games and lost eight. Pittsburgh Pirates were not strong enough to get past the Cardinals, Brewers and Cubs. Last night, the Pirates scored four runs off the plate and surrendered five to Minnesota. The Pirates squandered a four-run lead during the sixth inning. A home run came off the plate from Cole Tucker and the Pirates were unable to do much from the pitching end. Pittsburgh will turn in Joe Musgrove as their starting pitcher in this game. Musgrove is holding a 0-2 record with an ERA of 4.76. Musgrove has taken out 15 opponent hitters and four home runs.
Players to watch: J. Bell 1B (GP10 AB36 R6 H7 2B0 3B0 HR1 RBI2 TB10 BB1 SO13 SB0 AVG0.194 OBP0.211 SLG0.278 OPS0.488 WAR0).A. Frazier 2B (GP9 AB36 R2 H6 2B1 3B0 HR1 RBI2 TB10 BB2 SO7 SB0 AVG0.167 OBP0.231 SLG0.278 OPS0.509 WAR0).
Minnesota Twins is no doubt one of the toughest teams this season with their powerful hitting unit. The Twins have Nelson Cruz and Max Kepler as their leading hitters from the plate. Last night, two RBIs, three hits and a run was contributed by Cruz and Kepler. From the pitching end, Lewis Thorpe threw a decent four innings and surrendered three earned with six hits and three strikeouts. Minnesota will turn in Jose Berrios as their starting pitcher in this game. Berrios held an impressive 14-8 record last season with 195 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.68.
Players to watch: N. Cruz DH (GP10 AB39 R9 H14 2B4 3B0 HR3 RBI14 TB27 BB2 SO11 SB0 AVG0.359 OBP0.405 SLG0.692 OPS1.097 WAR0).J. Polanco SS (GP10 AB38 R6 H11 2B1 3B0 HR1 RBI5 TB15 BB1 SO4 SB0 AVG0.289 OBP0.308 SLG0.395 OPS0.702 WAR0).
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 7 games.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins Betting Picks
Minnesota has Berrios on the mound and their powerful bats have never rested this season. The Twins maintain their balance and they are all set to clinch their division title this season. The baseball picks on the side of the Twins to win and cover.
Score Prediction: Minnesota Twins 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 2.