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Miami Marlins vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins at Miami Marlins
Date & Time Wednesday July 31, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Marlins Park
Miami, Florida
The Line
Miami Marlins +169 / Minnesota Twins -179 O/U: 8
TV Channel
FSFL, FSN
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The Minnesota Twins and the Miami Marlins will match up on the MLB diamond to continue their series Wednesday.

In the opener of this set on Tuesday, Minnesota put up a run in the third and one in the fourth, hanging on for a 2-1 win.

For the Wednesday game, the Twins will send out Jose Berrios in the start. Over his 134.2 innings and 9-5 record this year, Berrios has a 2.94 ERA with 122 Ks and 30 BBs.

The Twins put up four hits in the win on Tuesday. Byron Buxton got things started well in the third with a solo homer.

Over on the Miami side, they’re going with Sandy Alcantara for the start on Wednesday. In his 118.1 innings and 4-9 mark so far, Alcantara has a 4.18 ERA with 84 Ks and 55 BBs.

Miami put up four hits in the Tuesday game as well. Curtis Granderson had two of those, and finished with an RBI also.

The Twins are 9-3 in their last 12 in game two of a series and 2-5 in their last seven Wednesday games. Minnesota is 1-4 in Berrios’ last five starts and 7-3 in his last 10 road starts.

Meanwhile, the Marlins are 1-4 in their last five in game two of a series and 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games. Miami is 1-4 in Alcantara’s last five starts and 1-5 in his last six home starts.

Berrios has been on a pretty solid run lately, but doesn’t have much to show for it in the win/loss columns. Since June 12, Berrios is just 1-3, with the win coming his last time out (two earned in 7.0 innings).

As for Alcantara, he had a bumpy outing in LA (six earned; 5.0 innings) but managed a quality start his last time out. He’s 0-3 in his last five games though.

I’m going to stick with the Twins here, but it may be a little closer than some think.

Pick:
Minnesota Twins -179

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