Red Sox vs. Twins Tuesday Prediction
The Boston Red Sox will send ace Chris Sale to the hill on Tuesday night in Minnesota when they take on Jose Berrios and the Twins at 8:10 p.m. ET. Is the under a safe bet given the pitching matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
8:10 p.m. ET, Target Field
TV: BOS (NESN); MIN (FSNO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -170 favorite. As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Twins 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.
Red Sox' Sale ejected in win over Orioles in last start
Chris Sale was lights out on Wednesday, allowing one run over six dominant frames in Boston’s 5-1 victory over the Orioles. Sale gave up just two hits (both singles) while recording nine strikeouts. He also yielded four free passes, raising his pitch count to 109. In a bizarre sequence of events, Sale was lifted by manager Alex Cora after issuing back-to-back walks in the seventh inning and was then ejected by umpire Brian Knight for barking on his way to the dugout. Wednesday’s victory—Sale’s sixth of the season—snapped a three-start losing streak for the left-hander. The 29-year-old will take an impressive 2.75 ERA into his next outing Tuesday at Minnesota.
Twins' Berrios allows just one run in six innings vs. Tigers
Jose Berrios surrendered just one run in seven innings but had to settle for a no-decision in a game his team eventually lost to the Tigers on Wednesday. He made a mistake that Niko Goodrum hit over the fence in the second inning but that was all the damage he allowed. Berrios struck out seven batters against one walk and seven total hits. His record holds at 7-5 with a 3.51 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 14 starts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 10-1 in Sale's last 11 road starts versus a team with a losing record and are 49-23 in their last 72 games overall.
The Twins are 14-2 in Berrios' last 16 home starts and are 9-3 in his last 12 outings after scoring two runs or less in their previous game.
The under is 4-1 in Sale's last five road starts, is 5-0 in his last five road outings when facing a team with a losing record, and is 6-2 in their last eight games coming off a win. On the other side, the under is 4-1-1 in Berrios' last six starts, is 13-4-2 in his last 19 outings versus a team with a winning record, and is 6-1-1 in his last eight home starts versus a team with a winning record.
The Pick: Red Sox/Twins under 7.5