Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/6/14
San Diego Padres (51-60) at Minnesota Twins (50-60)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
Odrisamer Despaigne (R) (2-3) (2.679) vs. Kevin Correia (R) (5-13) (4.889)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -128 / San Diego Padres +118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins end their short two-game series on Wednesday.
The Padres have won five of their last seven games and are still 10 games below a .500 record. The Padres offense continues to struggle like nobody’s business, producing three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Seth Smith has a hit in five of his last six games and Rene Rivera has hit safely in seven of his last eight games. The Padres have an ERA of 3.10, which is second in baseball. Odrisamer Despaigne takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 2.68 ERA and has 23 strikeouts in 43.2 innings. This will be Despaigne’s first career game against the Twins.
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The Twins have won five of their last eight games and are nine games below a .500 record. The Twins offense has been on fire in the month of August, producing 33 runs in their last four games. Of course, that type of production is needed considering the Twins have an ERA of 4.37, which is 27th in the majors. Brian Dozier has 11 hits in his last six games and Josh Willingham has scored six runs in his last 10 games. Starting is Kevin Correia, who is 5-13 with a 4.96 ERA and has 58 strikeouts in 123.1 innings. Correia is 4-3 with a 4.80 ERA in 23 career games against the Padres.
The Padres are 1-4 in Despaignes last 5 starts as an underdog and 1-4 in Despaignes last 5 starts overall. The Twins are 5-16 in Correias last 21 home starts and 17-35 in Correias last 52 starts overall.
Toss up game between two lousy teams on sort rest. I'm going with the team giving me more bang for my buck, but my best bet would probably be to avoid this game all together.