Cardinals vs. Twins Tuesday Pick
Will the light-hitting St. Louis Cardinals find their bats in Minnesota on Tuesday night or will the under cash when they visit the Twins at 8:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
8:10 p.m. ET, Target Field
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Twins as a -118 favorite. As of this writing, 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Twins to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Cardinals' to start Flaherty with injuries in rotation
Cardinals' skipper Mike Matheny said Friday that Jack Flaherty will return from Triple-A to start on Tuesday against the Twins in Minnesota.
The right-hander struggled in his last start against the Pirates, but is ready for another opportunity. The 22-year-old owns a 3.60 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 11/5 K/BB ratio through 10 innings at the big league level this season.
Twins' Berrios continues to struggle
Jose Berrios surrendered five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Angels. Berrios coughed up a two-run home run to Ian Kinsler in the second inning, then proceeded to surrender a solo Justin Upton homer and an RBI double by Shohei Ohtani in the third inning. One further run scored on his line after he trotted out to start the sixth inning.
The 23-year-old right-hander struck out just two and walked one over the course of his 5 1/3 innings of work. He'll bring a 4.50 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into a home start against the Cardinals next time he toes the runner. In that one, he'll be trying to put the brakes on a ballooning ERA which has risen from 1.63 to its current standing of 4.50 over his last four outings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals are winless in their last four games against the Twins, which includes dropping two games last week to Minnesota at Busch Stadium.
The Twins are 10-2 in Berrios' last 12 home starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings coming off four days of rest.
The under is 11-0-1 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and I believe the under will cash again tonight. The Cardinals have struggled mightily offensively since April 28, landing in the bottom three in several categories, including batting average, on base percentage and slugging. The under is also 5-1-1 in Berrios' last seven interleague starts and is 11-3-2 in his last 16 outings versus a team with a winning record.
The Pick: Cardinals/Twins under 9