Reds vs. Twins - 6/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (40-34) at Cincinnati Reds (34-38)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
M Pelfrey (5-4) (3.06) vs. M Leake (5-4) (3.91)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -137 / Minnesota Twins +127 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, FSN-OH
The Minnesota Twins and Cincinnati Reds begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Twins have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 77 hits and 37 RBI while Joe Mauer and Torii Hunter have combined for 80 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost six of their last eight road games. Mike Pelfrey gets the ball, and he’s 5-4 with a 3.06 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 4-2 with a 5.09 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Reds have scored four runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Reds have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Todd Frazier leads Cincinnati with 85 hits and 53 RBI while Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips have combined for 67 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have won seven of their last eight home games. Mike Leake takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 3.91 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Leake’s second career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 9-4 in Pelfreys last 13 starts. The Reds are 7-2 in their last 9 games as a favorite and 8-17 in Leakes last 25 starts. The Twins are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Reds have been great as of late at home and the Twins have been brutal on the road. Leake is also due for a bounce back performance. I like the Reds and the reasonable chalk.