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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Minnesota Twins - 5/7/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins (13-17) at St. Louis Cardinals (20-12)
Date & Time Monday May 7, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -137 / Minnesota Twins +127 --- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSN, FSMW, ESPN
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MLB | Minnesota Twins (13-17) at St. Louis Cardinals (20-12)
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The Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals meet Monday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. 

The Minnesota Twins look for another road victory after winning four of their last five games. The Twins have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 33 hits and 24 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier have combined for 63 hits and 29 RBI. Fernando Romero gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Romero’s first career game against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Cardinals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring at least runs. Jose Martinez leads the Cardinals with 34 hits and 18 RBI while Marcell Ozuna and Tommy Pham have combined for 65 hits and 33 RBI. John Gant gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and one strikeout this season. This will be Gant’s first career game against the Twins.

The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games, 2-8 in their last 10 road games and 0-6 in their last 6 Monday games. The Cardinals are 6-0 in their last 6 home games, 7-2 in their last 9 Monday games and 5-2 in their last 7 interleague home games. The Twins are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in St. Louis and the under is 10-0 in the last 10 meetings.

Neither of these pitchers have much of a sample size this season, so you're basically flipping a coin, unless you really love the way the Cardinals are playing right now. However, the St. Louis Cardinals had a marathon game against the Cubs last night, which included a ran dealy and 14 innings. Those type of games can be emotionally and physically draining. The Minnesota Twins come into this series playing some decent baseball. I'll take the plue money based on the quick turnaround for the Cards after such a long day at the ballpark.

Pick:
Minnesota Twins +127

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