Twins vs. Cubs - 6/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (35-28) at Minnesota Twins (36-30)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
K Hendricks (2-2) (3.80) vs. P Hughes (4-6) (4.79)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +106 / Chicago Cubs -116 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSN-N
The Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Cubs have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Cubs have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 71 hits and 39 RBI while Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro have combined for 71 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won five of their last eight road games. Kyle Hendricks gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.80 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. This will be Hendricks’ first career game against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Twins have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Twins have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 65 hits and 32 RBI while Joe Mauer and Torii Hunter have combined for 62 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have split their last six home games. Phil Hughes takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 4.79 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This will be Hughes’ first career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record and 5-1 in Hendricks' last 6 starts. The Twins are 17-37 in their last 54 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Hughes' last 5 starts as a home underdog. The Cubs are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota.
Hughes has allowed three or more runs in four straight games, and the Cubs are hitting the ball well. The Cubs and the small line has to be the pick here.