Twins vs. Phillies - 6/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (30-43) at Minnesota Twins (23-48)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
Jerad Eickhoff (4-9) (3.49) vs. R Nolasco (3-4) (4.91)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -147 / Philadelphia Phillies +137 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins look to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies early Thursday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Phillies are desperate for a win in order to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Phillies have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 4.43 and have lost 21 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 79 hits, Maikel Franco has 37 RBI and Ryan Howard has 10 home runs. Jerad Eickhoff gets the nod, and he’s 4-9 with a 3.49 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. This will be Eickhoff’s first career game against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins hope for their first four-game winning streak since late May. The Twins have scored 27 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in four straight games. The Minnesota Twins offense has picked up big time, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 77 hits, Joe Mauer has 26 RBI and Brian Dozier has eight home runs. Ricky Nolasco takes the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.91 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Nolasco is 8-6 with a 3.75 ERA and 94 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 7-19 in their last 26 Thursday games and 1-5 in Eickhoffs last 6 road starts. The Twins are 7-20 in their last 27 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in Nolascos last 10 starts. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
We keep fading the Phillies and they keep putting money in our pocket. Philly has shown us nothing over the last two weeks or so to give us any confidence. Have to ride the Twins here to complete the sweep.