Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins - 9/20/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Twins (32-22) at Chicago Cubs (31-21)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 7:08 pm (Wrigley Field)
Jose Berrios (4-3) (4.15) vs. Yu Darvish (7-2) (2.00)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -150 / Minnesota Twins +139 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs meet Sunday in MLB action at Wrigley Field.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Twins have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 55 hits and 32 RBI while Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario have combined for 97 hits and 54 RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 4.15 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. This will be Berrios’ second career game against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Cubs have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Cubs have lost six of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 47 hits and 28 RBI while Willson Contreras and Javier Baez have combined for 82 hits and 43 RBI. Yu Darvish gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 1.86 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Darvish is 1-1 with a 1.77 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 10-4 in their last 14 interleague games and 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games and 46-22 in their last 68 interleague games. The under is 12-3-2 in Twins last 17 road games. The under is 11-3-1 in Cubs last 15 overall. The over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings.
Jose Berrios has allowed five runs and 13 hits in his last 16 innings while Yu Darvish has allowed six earned runs and 12 hits in his last 20 innings. Darvish has been arguably the best pitcher in baseball this season and should be the frontrunner for the NL CY Young Award this season. Knowing that, you can make a case the Cubs should be a bigger favorite in this spot. The Twins have had issues scoring runs lately and things aren't going to improve facing Darvish. Give me the Cubs.