The Milwaukee Brewers are playing host to the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park. Fox Sports North is in line to televise this interleague matchup and the game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET.
Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Milwaukee (-140) as the favorite over Minnesota (+130). The total sits at 8.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -115 and the under for -105. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds sitting at -170 for the Twins +1.5 runs and +150 for the Brewers -1.5.
The Brewers are 48-35 straight up (SU) and 46-36 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 13.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.9 units (ATS). Milwaukee has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Twins are 35-45 SU and have gone 42-37 ATS. In total, the teams lost 10.2 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, but have gained 1.3 units ATS. Minnesota’s covered the spread only once in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.
Brewers games have had an over/under record of 33-46-3 thus far in 2018. Minnesota has an over/under record of 37-39-3.
Kyle Gibson will get the nod for Minnesota. The right-handed Gibson is 2-6 with a 3.48 ERA and 93 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with five strikeouts and an 8.44 ERA against Milwaukee this year.
The Brewers are putting the ball in the left hand of Brent Suter (8-5, 4.28 ERA, 1.15 WHIP), who has 73 strikeouts and 18 walks this season. Suter is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.59 ERA in one start against Minnesota this year.
Milwaukee’s pitchers have yielded 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.93, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.7. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 3.12, a WHIP of 1.23 and a K/9 of 10.6.
Milwaukee’s hitters have put up 4.4 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .231/.305/.402 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich have led the Brewers hitters this year. Cain is hitting .291/.394/.438 with eight home runs, 26 RBIs, 48 runs and 16 steals, while Yelich is hitting .289 with 11 homers, 34 RBIs, 52 runs and 10 stolen bases.
In the visiting dugout, Minnesota’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.41 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.81 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.54, along with a WHIP of 1.35 and a K/9 of 9.23.
Twins hitters have slashed .238/.312/.400 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game this year, including 4.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).
Minnesota’s hitters have been led by outfielder Eddie Rosario and shortstop Eduardo Escobar, who’ve collectively belted 30 home runs. Rosario is hitting .313/.354/.570 with 18 home runs, 52 RBIs and 56 runs scored, while Escobar (.277/.332/.527) is up to 12 homers, 49 RBIs and 38 runs scored.
The Twins have lost 4.0 units and are 12-10 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in eight of those games, as opposed to 13 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Brewers have netted 15.8 units and are 40-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 24 of those games, compared to 38 that’ve cashed the under.
Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – OVER
- The under has cashed in just two of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
- The Twins have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
- Milwaukee has posted 19.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.2 over its last five.
- The Twins have lost five of their last six games SU.