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2018 MLB Season
(2-2) Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (4-0)
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 6:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Ivan Nova
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh -109
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pittsburgh -1.5 (+180)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Odorizzi was his average self in his first start giving up two hits in six scoreless innings, while he struck out seven and walked two.
He does all right with the strikeouts (8.22 K/9) and walks (2.96 BB/9), but struggles with the long ball (1.28 HR/9). Odorizzi usually starts the season off well, but as the season progresses the home runs slowly spike.
Minnesota is slashing .234/.302/.455 in their first four games averaging two home runs per game thus far. All eight of their home runs have come against right-handed pitchers, but they have already struck out 38 times compared to 11 walks in 128 at-bats
In his first start of the season Nova gave up two runs on six hits in five innings while striking out four and walking three. Don’t let those stats fool you, it was a shaky start for Nova from the get-go as he wasn’t able to hit his spots and struggled to put in five innings. Nova’s command was off with a BB/9 of 5.40, which is usually his strong point as he owns a career BB/9 of 2.56.
This vet should be able to shake off his rusty first start of the season as we can probably chalk it up to having his start moved a day back, while the weather was a little bit too chilly to get comfortable.
Pittsburgh’s lineup has gotten off to a hot start slashing .266/.355/.441 in their first four games while also knocking in 24 RBI.
It is promising to see them average six runs per game to start the season , while their BB:K ratio of 20:30 is promising as well.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- MIN are 10-1 in their last 11 interleague games.
- Under is 10-4 in MIN last 14 Wed. games.
- PIT are 3-7 in their last 10 Wed. games.
- Under is 7-1 in Novas last 8 home starts.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction: Minnesota’s bullpen holds off Pittsburgh
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Minnesota -101
Pittsburgh has done a good job getting walks, but Odorizzi doesn’t give up free bases too often. Odorizzi is somewhat prone to the long ball, but Pittsburgh doesn’t overwhelm with power.
Minnesota gets the nod in what should be a close contest.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 6 – Pittsburgh 3
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