Minnesota Twins vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (30-41) at Minnesota Twins (21-48)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Aaron Nola (5-6) (3.72) vs. Tyler Duffey (2-6) (5.56)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +106 / Philadelphia Phillies -116 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies travel to Target Field for an interleague tilt with the Minnesota Twins.
The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling on the mound and at the plate and face an uphill battle to reach .500. On Monday, the Phillies struggled at the plate in a 3-1 defeat to visiting Arizona as the were swept at home by the Diamondbacks. Phils starter Jeremy Hellickson gave up all three runs in the first and finished with seven innings pitched to fall to 4-6. The Philadelphia offense produced six hits and a base on balls with Tyler Goeddel going 2-3 with an RBI with Andres Blanco scoring. The Phillies kick off interleague play at Minnesota with Aaron Nola on the hill who has never faced the Twins. Nola has struggled the past two times out with ten runs plated on 12 hits over 6.2 innings.
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I don’t know what has happened to the Minnesota Twins who have yet to put together any kind of winning streak. The slumping Twins have dropped seven of eleven but come off a rare win in a 7-4 victory versus the visiting Yankees on Sunday. Twins starter Ervin Santana was outstanding with three runs plated (two earned) on six hits through 7.1 innings to up his record to 2-7. Minnesota pounded out eleven hits and walked twice with Brian Dozier going deep and scoring twice while Max Kepler homered, drove in two and score three times. Minnesota is hoping Tyler Duffey can begin a big turn around when he opposes Philadelphia. In ten starts this season, Duffey has gone 2-6 with a 1.54 WHIP and 5.56 ERA.
Philadelphia are 1-7 in their last 8 road games and the under is 6-1-1 in their last 8 Tuesday games and the Phillies are 5-22 in their last 27 games on grass. The over is 7-0-1 in Minnesota’s last 8 interleague home games and is 21-6-1 in their last 28 home games while going 14-4-3 in their last 21 interleague games. Betting this game is cruel and unusual punishment to your bankroll…