Braves at Twins - 7/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (33-66) at Minnesota Twins (37-61)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
L Harrell (1-2) (4.24) vs. E Santana (3-8) (3.93)
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Atlanta Braves --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins begin a two-game series early Tuesday night.
The Atlanta Braves could use a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Braves have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Atlanta Braves have an ERA of 4.44 and have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 102 hits, Nick Markakis has 49 RBI and Adonis Garcia has seven home runs. Lucas Harrell gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Harrell is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Minnesota Twins offense has heated up recently, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 107 hits, Joe Mauer has 30 RBI and Brian Dozier has 17 home runs. Ervin Santana takes the hill, and he’s 3-8 with a 3.93 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Santana is 1-1 with a 3.92 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 25-61 in their last 86 road games and 14-37 in their last 51 Tuesday games. The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 4-15 in Santanas last 19 starts. The Braves are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Even though the Twins aren't playing in Fenway anymore, their confidence offensively still has to be there, especially against a Braves team that's allowing a truckload of runs in the second half. Give me the Minnesota Twins at home.