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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Minnesota Twins - 4/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins at Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time Sunday April 7, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
Philadelphia Phillies -125 / Minnesota Twins +115 O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
NSPA, FSN
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The Minnesota Twins and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet up in MLB activity to finish their series on Sunday.

The Phillies took a 10-4 win in the opener of this set on Friday. On Saturday, Minnesota evened it up with a 6-2 victory.

The Twins will be sending out Jose Berrios on Sunday for the start. In his 14.2 innings and 1-0 mark this year over two starts, Berrios has a 1.84 ERA with 14 Ks and just one walk.

Minnesota’s Eddie Rosario had a big swing on Saturday, helping out the team with a three-run homer in the ninth inning. Willians Astudillo and Max Kepler also contributed solo shots in the victory.

Over on the Phillies’ side, they’re going with Zach Eflin on Sunday. In his first start of the year in Washington April 2, Eflin put up 5.0 innings with three hits, no earned and nine strikeouts in a victory.

Philly’s Odubel Herrera logged a hit and an RBI in the loss on Saturday, and Rhys Hoskins added a solo homer with a pair of walks.

The Twins are 5-0 in the last five Sunday games and 1-4 in Berrios’ last five Sunday starts. Minnesota is 1-4 in Berrios’ last five starts in game three of a series and 6-21 in his last 27 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Phillies are 3-7 in their last 10 in game three of a series and 7-3 in Eflin’s last 10 home starts. Philly is 3-8 in Eflin’s last 11 starts with four days’ rest and 7-3 in his last 10 versus a team with a winning record.

It’s been a really nice start to the season for Berrios, and if you look back to 2018, he’s managed five quality outings in six attempts, with a total of seven earned across those five games.

We’ve only seen one installment of Eflin, but what he did on the mound was great. Even with the hot start Berrios is on, the Phillies have a lot of hitting potential and should be able to hang around. I’m going Philly here.

Pick:
Philadelphia Phillies -125

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