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Minnesota Twins at Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

Minnesota Twins at Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

On Saturday, the Philadelphia Phillies are going to host the Minnesota Twins in a battle of American League vs. National League. Both teams are looking to improve their playoff chances in this one. The Philadelphia Phillies won the first game of the series and moved to 65-52 on the season.

The Phillies are in second place in the National League East. Philadelphia is 34-22 at home this season. For Minnesota, they dropped to 60-58 on the season. The loss was the fourth straight for Minnesota.

The Philadelphia Phillies are the favorites in this game. The Phillies are -115 and the Twins are -105. The total is listed at 9 runs.

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup

The Minnesota Twins are throwing Pablo Lopez in this game. Lopez is 7-6 on the season wit ha 3.81 earned run average. Lopez has been a big time strikeout pitcher this season with 173 strikeouts in 141.2 innings thrown. His last outing was on August 7th, where he went 7 scoreless innings.

For the Philadelphia Phillies, they are going to send Taijuan Walker. The veteran is having a good season, and has 13 wins on the season. Walker is 13-4 on the season with a 3.98 earned run average. Walker has 104 strikeouts in 126.2 innings.

Friday’s Affair

After the Twins got home runs from Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler, it became all Phillies from there. Philadelphia got six runs in the second inning, and an additional three in the fourth inning. Those runs came without any home runs from a home run heavy Phillies offense.

The Phillies are led by Bryson Stott, and his .301 batting average. Stott also hit his 11th home run on Friday. Nick Castellanos came away with 3 hits and bumped his batting average to .281. The Phillies have now won three straight games, and six out of their last seven games.

Twins Struggles on the Road is Real

The Minnesota Twins have been really poor this season on the road. THe Twins are 27-34 away from home. Minnesota has won just 3 out of their last 11 games on the road. The Twins have dropped to 24th in all of baseball with their .237 batting average. Carlos Correa is hitting .227 for hte Twins this season, while Max Kepler and Joey Gallo are tied for the team lead in home runs with 18 on the season.

The Twins pitching has been what has put them in first place. The Twins have 59 quality starts this season, which is the most in Major League Baseball. The Twins are watching teams hit .236 against them on the season, which is 5th in baseball.

Lopez Deals on the Road

This should be a good baseball game, and it’s a solid pitching matchup. Both pitchers have thrown the ball well. With the Phillies winning game one, the Twins are going to want to get this series back to even. Look for Lopez to continue to pitch well, and win this game. The bet for this game is the Minnesota Twins -105 and the UNDER 9 runs. The Twins win this game 4-3 over the Phillies.

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