Minnesota Twins (0-1) at Milwaukee Brewers (1-0)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7:10 pm (American Family Field)
Jose Berrios (0-0) (0.00) vs. Corbin Burnes (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -105 / Minnesota Twins -105 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers meet Saturday in MLB action at American Family Field.
The Minnesota Twins lost their season opener thanks to a blown save and three runs given up in the ninth inning. At one point the Twins had a 97.9 percent chance of winning the game, so they can’t feel great about how things have started. The Twins look to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2016 season when they started the season with nine straight losses. Max Kepler leads the Twins with three hits and one RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Luis Arraez have combined for four hits and one RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he was 5-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 68 strikeouts last season. Berrios is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers have to feel good about their season opening comeback and getting a walk-off win in the 10th inning, as it’s a major confidence boost. The Brewers put together 11 hits in the win and had 17 strikeouts. The Brewers look for their first 2-0 start since the 2018 season when they made the NLCS. Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with two hits while Omar Narvaez and Christian Yelich have combined for four hits and two RBI. Corbin Burnes gets the ball, and he was 4-1 with a 2.11 ERA and 88 strikeouts last season. Burnes is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 5-11 in their last 16 road games and 21-10 in their last 31 games following an off day. The Brewers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 5-0 in their last 5 interleague games. The under is 6-2 in Twins last 8 road games. The under is 8-2 in Brewers last 10 overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Milwaukee.
It could be easy to back the Brewers just off momentum here, as the Twins absolutely collapsed and Milwaukee got a massive shot in the arm with the comeback victory. However, Berrios has been one of the better pitchers in the league the last three years and we usually don't get these sort of prices with all-star level pitchers. I have to lean toward the Twins and the cheap price.