Twins vs. Cubs Saturday Prediction

Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago Cubs, 6/30/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Chicago Cubs rallied on Friday evening to take Game 1 of their series against the Minnesota Twins. Will they make it two straight against the Wrigley Field visitors with another win on Saturday afternoon?

Game Snapshot & Odds

979 Minnesota Twins (+127) at 980 Chicago Cubs (-137)

Saturday, June 30, 2018

2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field

TV: MIN (FSNO); CHC (ABC 7)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -145 favorite. As of this writing, 76% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs 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.

Twins calling up Mejia for start Saturday vs. Cubs

The Twins are calling up Adalberto Mejia for Saturday's game against the Cubs. The young left-hander has a career 4.57 ERA and a 4-7 record in the majors but with Fernando Romero being optioned, the Twins needed another starter. Mejia posted a 2.74 ERA in Triple-A this season.

Chatwood walks another five batters in no-decision vs. Dodgers

Tyler Chatwood yielded just one run over five innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Dodgers. Chatwood again struggled with his control, issuing five walks, but he gave up only two hits and struck out six. The 28-year-old right-hander has walked 63 batters in 68 1/3 innings this season, and yet he somehow has a 3.95 ERA.

MLB Betting Trends

Minnesota

The Twins are 13-5 in their last 18 interleague games when facing a right-handed starter.

Chicago

The Cubs have won seven of their last eight games when facing a left-handed starter.

Prediction:

Backing Chatwood has been a risk this season because he walks the world and constantly finds himself in trouble. That said, the Cubs are 7-2 in their last nine home games and 7-3 in their last 10 interleague home games. They could also benefit from Hunter Wendelstedt calling balls and strikes, as the home team is 20-7 in his last 27 games behind the dish. The Twins, meanwhile, are just 3-14 in their last 17 games with Wendelstedt behind home plate.

 

The Pick: Chicago Cubs -137

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