Twins vs. Red Sox Pick
The Boston Red Sox needed extra innings to edge the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Will the Sox struggle to beat the Twins again on Saturday at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 28, 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 favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -200 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +185 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 79 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 end win streak
The Twins had their 4-game win streak come to an end on Friday in a 4-3 loss to the Sox in 10 innings. Minnesota is 48-54 overall and 19-32 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.55 runs per game this year while allowing 4.67 per contest.
Jake Odorizzi is on the mound for the Twins this evening. He has started 21 games this season and has a 4-6 record with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Odorizzi has pitched a total of 107.0 innings this season and has 113 strikeouts with 46 walks.
Red Sox in close battle again
The Sox avoided a second straight loss to Minnesota with the extra-innings win over the Twins on Friday. The Red Sox have played in three straight 1-run games. Boston is now 72-33 overall and 35-14 at home. Boston is putting up 5.30 runs per game this year while allowing 3.70 per contest.
The Red Sox turn the ball over to Rick Porcello tonight. He is making his 22nd start of the season tonight and has a 12-4 record with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Porcello has pitched 126.0 innings this year and has 121 strikeouts with 32 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have won 14 of their last 17 games against AL East opponents, but they are 3-8 in their last 11 road games against a right-handed starter.
The Red Sox have won five of Porcello’s last six starts and 11 of his last 15 starts against a losing team.
The Red Sox needed all it had to beat the Twins on Friday, but I think it should spark a run for them this weekend. Porcello is a very strong starter as well, which should make it tough for the Twins to get going on offense. Odorizzi has been competitive for the Twins, but he can’t likely hold down this Boston lineup.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -200