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2021 MLB Handicapping
(54-70) Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox (71-55)
Date: Tuesday, August 24th
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: Griffin Jax vs. Tanner Houck
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins +195 | Red Sox -230
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 (-130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
The Red Sox have a great chance to put some padding between themselves and the A’s when the last place Minnesota Twins visit for a three game series starting Tuesday night. Boston has dropped 4 of their last 6 however.
Minnesota is simply in a spoiler role at this part of the season, current holders of the third worst record in the American League. The Twins didn’t do the Red Sox any favors over the weekend, getting swept by the Yankees for their 4th loss in the last five games.
What the Twins really need to do on Tuesday is find some pitching. One of the reasons why the run total is 10 for the series opener is because Minnesota just allowed 24 runs in the three game sweep by the Yankees, their fourth straight giving up 7+ runs.
It will be up to Griffin Jax (3-1, 5.11 ERA) to try and silence the Boston bats on Tuesday. The rookie has had a solid MLB debut season, and Minnesota has actually won three straight and 4 of the last 5 Jax starts.
Tuesday marks the first time facing Boston in Jax’s career. The right-hander is on a role though holding 4 of the last 5 opponents to 2 ER or less. His worst outing over that span is 3 ER given up to the White Sox over 6.0 IP, but Jax also struck out 10 Chicago batters in that game.
The Twins have also never faced Boston starter Tanner Houck, who is making his 11th career start on Tuesday night. Houck could be in line for a good night considering Minnesota has hit only 4 HR over the past week, with Jorge Polanco the only batter hitting better than .270 over that span.
Boston Red Sox
Boston needs to take care of business this series to stay a step ahead in the very tight wild card race. Oakland is a game back and Seattle 3 behind, but those two teams play each other on Tuesday so somebody is going to get a win.
The Sox didn’t fully take advantage of a series at home against last place Texas over the weekend, losing 10-1 on Saturday while killing bettors as -334 favorites. The Red Sox are in a road rut as well, going 2-11 their last 13 away from Fenway Park, but 14 games above .500 at home.
The Twins offense is struggling a bit, which provides Tanner Houck has a good chance to tame the Minnesota bats in the series opener. Houck is 0-3 in six starts at Fenway this season, and has a 4.26 ERA in three August starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Twins are 7-2 last 9 games following a loss
- Twins are 1-4 last 5 overall
- Twins are 1-4 last 5 following an off day
- Red Sox are 5-1 last 6 vs. team with a losing record
- Red Sox are 24-9 last 33 as a home favorite
- Red Sox are 20-8 last 28 home games
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
The -230 is an insane price to pay for a Boston team that has had their share of ups and downs over the past month plus. That being said the number that really sticks out here is the run total of 10. Jax has been sharp for the Twins, and the Minnesota offense hasn’t really posed a threat over the past week.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 10
The fact that the run total is this high is a red flag in itself, but it’s the way to play this game.
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