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Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves - 8/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves at Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Monday August 5, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Target Field
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
Minnesota Twins +110 / Atlanta Braves -130
TV Channel
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The Atlanta Braves and the Minnesota Twins will match up on the MLB diamond to begin their series Monday.

The Braves just finished up against the Reds this weekend. Atlanta split the first two games of that series, then won 5-4 on Saturday. In the Sunday finale, Atlanta lost 6-4 in 10 innings.

For Monday’s game, the Braves will go with Mike Soroka in the start. Over 10-2 innings and a 2.37 ERA, Soroka has 94 strikeouts amassed.

Over on the Twins’ side, they’re coming out of a set against the Royals. Minnesota won 11-9 Friday and 11-3 Saturday. In the Sunday game, the Twins won 3-0.

In Monday’s starting role, the Twins will send out Jake Odorizzi. This year Odorizzi is 12-5 with a 3.73 ERA and 113 strikeouts.

The Braves are 15-6 in their last 12 Monday games and 12-2 in Soroka’s last 14 road starts. Atlanta is 17-4 in Soroka’s last 21 on grass and 18-4 in his last 22 overall.

Meanwhile, the Twins are 5-0 in their last five in game one of a series and the under is 5-1-1 in their last seven Monday games. The over is 5-2 in the Twins’ last seven versus the NL East and they're 4-9 in the last 13 versus the NL East.

Back on Wednesday, Soroka got back into the groove with three hits and one run across seven innings against the Nationals. In four starts prior to that, he’d allowed a .380 OBP and a .340 BA to opposing hitters.

I think Soroka pitches well here and gets back on track. I’ll take the Braves, so long as he can tamp down the Twins offense.

Atlanta Braves -130

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