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Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/1/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (35-44) at Chicago Cubs (46-35)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

L Lynn (5-6) (4.80) vs. J Lester (10-2) (2.18)

The Line: Chicago Cubs -185 / Minnesota Twins +174 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-North, WGN

The Minnesota Twins battle the Chicago Cubs in interleague MLB on Sunday afternoon.

The Minnesota Twins have struggled the past few weeks and those struggles continued Saturday in a 14-9 loss at the Cubs that saddled the team with defeats in seven of nine. Minnesota starter Adalberto Meija was charged with four runs over four frames with Addison Reed and Trevor Hildenberger giving up a combined nine runs in one inning.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/1/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Twins racked up eleven hits and walked five times with Eddie Rosario going 2-3 with a homer and two RBI’s while Joe Mauer knocked in three followed by Ehire Adrianza who had two hits, two RBI’s and scored.

Lance Lynn toes the rubber in Sunday’s series ending game at Wrigley Field. Lynn looks to bounce back from an 8-4 loss at the White Sox where he was charged with five runs through five frames.

The Chicago Cubs turned to their offense to outscore Minnesota to win for the 4th time in five contests. Chicago starter Tyler Chatwood was charged with seven runs through five frames while Brian Duensing allowed two runs in an inning.

The Cubs amassed 20 hits and walked seven times with Ben Zobrist driving in three while Albert Almora Jr., Jason Heyward and Javier Baez each drove in two and combined for five runs followed by David Bote knocked in a run and scored three times.

A surging Jon Lester draws Sunday afternoon’s start against visiting Minnesota. Lester picked up a 9-4 win at the LA Dodgers last time out with a pair of runs plated on four hits over five innings.

Under is 6-2 in MIN last 8 Sunday games and Minnesota are 2-6 in their last 8 overall and Minnesota are 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass. Under is 7-1 in Chicago last 8 home games and Chicago are 7-2 in their last 9 home games and under is 20-6-3 in Chicago last 29 Sunday games.

I think these teams are heading in opposite directions and I’ll back the Cubs who are crushing the baseball…

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