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St. Louis Cardinals vs Minnesota Twins 07/29/2020 MLB Previews, Spread and Game Analysis
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St. Louis Cardinals vs Minnesota Twins 07/29/2020 – Saint Louis Cardinals enter the second game of their three-game series against Minnesota Twins and they look forward to bouncing back from their previous loss. The Cardinals are playing this game on the road at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Twins have already won the first game. Minnesota is currently holding a 3-1 record and is sitting at the second spot in the AL Central. Saint Louis Cardinals are holding a 2-2 record in the NL Central league and they are two games behind Chicago Cubs in the top spot. Baseball picks are out as these two teams clash to secure a series victory.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Minnesota Twins 07/29/2020
St. Louis Cardinals
Saint Louis Cardinals were weak at the mound when Minnesota trashed six runs to victory. The Cardinals were not too good from the plate either as they were restricted to just three. Carlos Martinez struggled with just three-plus innings after surrendering six runs and seven hits. The Cardinals were supposed to deliver Miles Mikolas to the mound as their starting pitcher, but he’s suffering from an injury. Taking Mikolas’ place will be Daniel Ponce de Leon with 48 plus innings and an ERA of 3.70 last year. The Cardinals will need that extra support from the plate to get past the Minnesota Twins.
Players to watch: T. Edman SS (GP4 AB16 R1 H5 2B1 3B1 HR1 RBI4 TB11 BB1 SO4 SB0 AVG0.313 OBP0.353 SLG0.688 OPS1.04 WAR0), P. Goldschmidt 1B (GP4 AB16 R4 H5 2B0 3B0 HR1 RBI1 TB8 BB1 SO3 SB0 AVG0.313 OBP0.353 SLG0.5 OPS0.853 WAR0).
The Minnesota Twins have never been an easy team to defeat in the past few years with their impressive performance. The Twins are sharp and they have some excellent talent with their hitting and pitching unit. Josh Donaldson, Jorge Polance and Max Kepler contributed to their last game’s success. From the mound, Homer Bailey did his part in five innings when he walked two and earned two. Minnesota is all set to turn in Rich Hill as their starting pitcher against the Cardinals in this game. Hill held a 4-1 record last season with a 2.45 ERA and 72 strikeouts.
Players to watch: M. Kepler CF (GP3 AB14 R2 H2 2B0 3B0 HR2 RBI2 TB8 BB0 SO3 SB0 AVG0.143 OBP0.143 SLG0.571 OPS0.714 WAR0), J. Polanco SS (GP3 AB13 R4 H4 2B0 3B0 HR0 RBI2 TB4 BB1 SO0 SB0 AVG0.308 OBP0.357 SLG0.308 OPS0.665 WAR0).
St. Louis Cardinals vs Minnesota Twins Betting Numbers
St. Louis Cardinals
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Minnesota Twins Betting Picks
Minnesota seems to have a better chance with Hill on the mound as their starter. Most of all, the Twins are playing this game at home with their powerful hitting squad. To watch live baseball games tune into SofaScore.
Score Prediction: Minnesota Twins 5, Saint Louis Cardinals 3.