Minnesota Twins vs. Cincinnati Reds - 9/26/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cincinnati Reds (29-28) at Minnesota Twins (35-22)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
Luis Castillo (4-5) (3.00) vs. Michael Pineda (2-0) (3.18)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -130 / Cincinnati Reds +120 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and the Minnesota Twins meet in MLB action from Target Field on Saturday.
The Cincinnati Reds will look to build on a 7-2 win over the Twins on Friday that helped the Reds secure a postseason spot. Mike Moustakas went 2 for 4 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs while Freddy Galvis went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs. Shogo Akiyama had a double and an RBI and Nick Castellanos added an RBI as well to cap off the scoring for the Reds in the win. Nick Senzel added a base hit as well to finish off Cincinnati’s scoring as a team in the win. Michael Lorenzen picked up the win for Cincinnati in relief of Tyler Mahle who got the start, with Lorenzen improving to 3-1 on the year as a result. Luis Castillo will start here and is 4-5 with a 2.86 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. This will be Castillo’s second career start against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins will look to bounce back from their loss on Friday. Ehire Adrianza had a double and an RBI and Marwin Gonzalez added an RBI as well in the loss. Jorge Polanco went 2 for 4 with a double and Mitch Garver added a double as well while Eddie Rosario went 2 for 5 at the dish and Max Kepler added a base hit of his own to cap off the offense for the Twins as a team in the defeat. Jose Berrios took the loss, falling to 5-4 after allowing four earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts over five innings of work. Michael Pineda will start here and is 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Pineda’s first career start against the Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 games against the AL Central while the under is 10-2-1 in their last 13 Saturday games. Minnesota is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 22-6 in their last 28 home games while the under is 36-16-3 in their last 55 games overall. Cincinnati is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
We needed some help late for the Reds game to go over the total but as far as Saturday’s matchup goes, I’m expecting a lower-scoring game with the two starters duelling it out over six to seven innings. I’ll take my chances with the under once again here, but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium pick that you can find here.