Twins vs. Red Sox Prediction
Can the Minnesota Twins follow-up an upset win on Thursday with an even bigger upset tonight when they face the Boston Red Sox at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 27, 2018
7:10PM ET – Fenway Park
TV: FSN (Min); NESN (Bos)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are heavily favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -360 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +280 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 77 percent going on Boston at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Twins stun in opener
The Twins picked up a big upset win on Thursday with a 2-1 win in the series opener. They have now won four straight coming into today. Minnesota is 48-53 overall and 19-31 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.56 runs per game this year while allowing 4.67 per contest.
Lance Lynn will get the start for the Twins on Friday night. He has started 19 games this season and comes into today with a 7-8 record, a 5.23 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. Lynn has pitched a total of 96.1 innings this season and has 97 strikeouts with 61 walks.
Red Sox edged again
The Sox have lost a pair of 1-run games to the likes of the Orioles and Twins coming into tonight. Boston is now 71-33 overall and 34-14 at home. Boston is putting up 5.31 runs per game this year while allowing 3.70 per contest.
Boston gives the ball to its ace today in Chris Sale. He has started 21 games this season and has an 11-4 record with a 2.13 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP. Sale has pitched 135.0 innings and has 197 strikeouts with 31 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have lost Sale’s last four road starts and they are just 3-7 in his last 10 starts against a winning team.
The Red Sox have won Sale’s last five starts overall and 20 of his last 27 starts against a team with a losing record.
Sale has really been on a tear over the last month. He has seen his ERA drop from 2.74 to 2.13 as he has allowed just one earned run over his last five starts, a total of 32 innings. He should be able to mow down this KC lineup without difficulty and I expect the Sox to be able to beat up on Lance Lynn, who hasn’t been terribly competitive this year.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-180)