The Minnesota Twins will be facing off against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Fox Sports North will televise this interleague matchup and the action gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET.
Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers Odds
Milwaukee (-110) is favored against Minnesota (+100) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 8.5 runs (-105 for the under and -115 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds standing at Twins +1.5 runs (-210) and Brewers -1.5 runs (+175).
The Twins have gone only 35-47 SU this year and are 44-37 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 12.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline, despite having gained 3.3 units ATS. Minnesota’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Brewers, on the other hand, are 50-35 SU and 46-38 ATS. They’ve gained 12.8 units for moneyline bettors and 7.0 units ATS. Milwaukee has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the total has gone over in five of those seven.
Brewers games have had an over/under record of 35-46-3 so far in 2018. The Twins have an over/under record of 39-39-3.
Jose Berrios will get the start for Minnesota. The right-handed Berrios is 8-6 with a 3.52 ERA and 111 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Brewers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Brewers are putting the ball in the right hand of Chase Anderson (6-6, 4.18 ERA), who has 68 strikeouts and 35 walks as well as a 1.13 WHIP. Anderson did not record a start against the Twins in 2017.
Milwaukee’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The clubs starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.94, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.8. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.03, a WHIP of 1.21 and a K/9 of 10.5.
The Milwaukee offense has produced 4.4 runs per contest, including 4.0 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .235/.319/.371 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.
Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich have led the Brewers offense this year. Cain is slashing .291/.394/.438 with eight home runs, 26 RBIs, 48 runs and 16 stolen bases, while Yelich’s line is .289/.364/.471 with 11 homers, 34 RBIs, 52 runs and 10 steals.
In the other dugout, Minnesota’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.42 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.85 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.48, along with a K/9 of 9.36.
Twins hitters have slashed .237/.310/.396 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.5 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the teams last five outings (0-5 SU).
Minnesota’s hitters have been paced by left fielder Eddie Rosario and shortstop Eduardo Escobar, who collectively have belted 30 home runs. Rosario is hitting .312/.354/.562 with 18 home runs, 52 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Escobar is slashing .274/.333/.522 with 12 homers, 49 RBIs and 38 runs scored.
The Twins have lost 6.2 units and are 30-27 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 29 of those games, compared to 26 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Brewers have netted 15.6 units and are 40-27 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 26 of those games, compared to 38 that’ve cashed the under.
Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers Prediction,
Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – OVER
- The under has cashed in only one of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
- The Twins have lost seven of their last eight games SU.
- Minnesota has recorded 21.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 26.0 over its last five.
- The Twins have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.