Twins vs. Brewers - 4/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (5-6) at Minnesota Twins (2-9)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 18, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
C Anderson (1-0) (0.00) vs. P Hughes (0-2) (4.38)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -121 / Milwaukee Brewers +111 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, FSN
The Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins begin a two-game stretch Monday at Target Field.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers pitching staff has allowed 14 runs in the last two games and four or more runs in six straight games overall. The Milwaukee Brewers have to get their pitching staff in order considering they’ve lost 11 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Domingo Santana leads Milwaukee with 12 hits, Ryan Braun has seven RBI and Chris Carter has three home runs. Chase Anderson gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look to keep rolling after just sweeping the Los Angeles Angels. The Twins have scored 14 runs in their last three games but just 14 runs in their first nine games of the season. Offense is the key for the Minnesota Twins, as they’ve won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 16 hits, Trevor Plouffe has six RBI and Byung Ho Park has two home runs. Phil Hughes takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 4.38 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Hughes’ first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 1-7 in their last 8 Monday games. The Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Hughes' last 6 starts. The Brewers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Twins have to be a confident bucnh aftwer sweeping the Angels, and it's not like the Brewers are good on the road. Hughes is a veteran pitcher who is due for a solid performance. I like Minnesota to build on its mini streak and got the job done at home.