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2020 MLB Handicapping
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, September 18th 2020
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Kyle Hendricks
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins +125 Cubs -145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7
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The Minnesota Twins travel to Wrigley Field Friday night for an interleague clash with the Chicago Cubs. It is the opener of a three-game series between two teams playing for division titles.
Minnesota limps into Friday’s opener after losing 3 out of 4 to the Chicago White Sox. They now sit 3 games behind the Sox in the American League Central. The Twins are almost certain to make the expanded playoffs but will need some wins to stay in the race for a division title. This will be their eight game in as many days so fatigue could play a factor.
The Twins own a 31-21 record despite falling below the league average in both runs per game (4.51) and batting average (.243). Much of their success can be attributed to their pitching as they are top 5 in the league in ERA (3.66) and WHIP (1.219). 40-year-old lefty Rich Hill will get the start for the Twins on Friday.
Chicago comes into Friday’s matchup riding a four-game win streak and has a 5.5 game lead over the Reds atop the NL Central. They had a rest day on Thursday after pulling off back-to-back walk-off wins against the Indians. Chicago hasn’t been overwhelming at the plate either as they are hitting .230 and average 4.6 runs per game.
Kyle Hendricks will make his 11th start as he takes the mound for the Cubs on Friday. He comes into this matchup with a 5-4 record and 3.29 ERA. He looks to post another quality outing for the Cubs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games this season.
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Chicago’s last 14 games.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
Neither of these teams has put up stellar offensive numbers this year. The cubs have scored an abysmal 3.68 runs per game at Wrigley Field. They have also struggled against left handed pitching hitting .208 with a .330 slugging percentage. Rich Hill holds a 1.98 ERA in three career appearances against the Cubs.
Hendricks has earned two wins and one no-decision in his last three starts and gave up a combined four runs. He looks to go at least six innings for his fifth start in a row which should prevent the cubs from having to go deep into their bullpen. Twins hitters have a combined average of .200 against Hendricks. With the forecast predicting 11 mph winds blowing in from center field at first pitch, I will back this one to finish under the total.
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