Braves vs. Twins Prediction
Two of the league’s best meet up in interleague action today when the Minnesota Twins host the Atlanta Braves at 8:10PM ET. Who will come out with the victory?
927 Atlanta Braves vs. 928 Minnesota Twins
Monday, August 5, 2019
8:10PM ET – Target Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, this game is considered even, as both the Twins and Braves are getting odds of -110 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 10 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 61 percent going on the Twins 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.
Braves look for consistency
Atlanta is coming off a four-game series split at home with the Reds. The Braves have are 4-4 in their last eight games. Atlanta is 66-47 on the season, 34-22 on the road and 56-52 with the over. The Braves have Mike Soroka on the mound today. He is 10-2 on the year with a 2.37 ERA.
The Braves are solid at the plate this season, averaging 5.31 runs per game while batting .262 as a team. On the mound, Atlanta has a 4.32 team ERA with a lofty 1.39 team WHIP. Ronald Acuna Jr. is leading the team with 16 doubles, 27 home runs, 70 RBI and 25 stolen bases. Freddie Freeman is adding 28 doubles, 26 home runs and 86 RBI.
Minnesota is coming off a series sweep of the Kansas City Royals and the Twins have lost six of their last seven games. Minnesota is 69-42 on the season, 34-21 at home and 56-49 with the over. The Twins have Jake Odorizzi on the mound today. He is 12-5 on the season with a 3.73 ERA.
The Twins are among the best in the league in both batting and pitching. Minnesota is putting up 5.78 runs per game this season while hitting .270. They are tops in MLB in home runs (217) and OPS (.837). On the mound, Minnesota has a 4.02 team ERA with a 1.26 team WHIP. Max Kepler is leading the team with 27 doubles, 30 home runs and 76 RBI. Eddie Rosario is adding 16 doubles, 23 home runs and 74 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 15-6 in their last 21 Monday games and 26-12 in their last 38 road games.
The Twins are 5-2 in their last seven home games and 5-1 in their last six against right-handed starters.
Soroka has been impressive on the mound for the Braves this year and Atlanta has won nine of his last 10 appearances. He has been nearly flawless on the road, posting a 6-0 record with a 1.20 ERA over 11 starts. Odorizzi is struggling as of late, giving up nine runs to the Yankees in a recent start. He has been a bit shaky in night games as well, posting a 4.86 ERA over 15 starts. The Twins have been winning as of late, but have played the White Sox, Marlins and Royals. This will be a rude awakening in terms of level of competition. I think the Braves bring their solid pitching today and pick up a big road win.
MLB Prediction: Atlanta Braves -110