Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/20/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Milwaukee Brewers (11-11) at Minnesota Twins (16-9)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
Brandon Woodruff (1-1) (3.16) vs. Jake Odorizzi (0-0) (5.14)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -115 / Milwaukee Brewers -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Minnesota Twins meet in MLB action from Target Field on Thursday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers come into this one looking to build on a 9-3 win over the Twins on Wednesday. Avisail Garcia led the way, going 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs while Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun each had a two-run home run and Keston Hiura added a solo homer to make up the scoring for the Brew Crew in the winning effort. Justin Smoak added a double while Ben Gamel added a base hit as well to cap off the offense for Milwaukee in the victory. Brett Anderson got the win after allowing just one run on five hits while striking out five over six innings of work. Brandon Woodruff starts here and is 1-1 with a 3.16 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Woodruff’s second career start against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins will try to rebound from their loss to the Brewers on Wednesday. Marwin Gonzalez had a solo home run while Eddie Rosario and Ildemaro Vargas each had an RBI to round out Minnesota’s scoring as a team in the loss with Vargas going 2 for 4 with a double. Miguel Sano went 2 for 4 with a double as well while Mitch Garver, Ehire Adrianza and Nelson Cruz all had base hits as well to cap off Minnesota’s offense as a team in defeat. Rich Hill took the loss for the Twins after allowing four runs on four hits over 2.2 innings of work. Jose Berrios will start this one and is 1-3 with a 5.92 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Berrios’ second career start against Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog while the under is 13-6-1 in their last 20 interleague games. Minnesota is 16-5 in their last 21 home games and 42-22 in their last 74 home games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
We’ve seen an over and an under in this series, and after the way Milwaukee woke up on Wednesday, I’m inclined to think we go over the number again. Berrios hasn’t brought his ace-type stuff to the table this season, and while Woodruff has pitched well, he did just give up three runs for the first time this season and he’s been a five-inning guy more often than not this season. I could see a 6-3 or 5-4 game here, so I’ll take the over as my free pick for this game, but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium play that you can find here.