Vegas Lines & MLB Predictions: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
by LVSB Team

Pittsburgh in Must-Win Territory as They Visit Minnesota

Vegas Lines & MLB Predictions: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins

Pittsburgh Pirates (61-58) vs
Minnesota Twins (54-63)

Time: 8:10 PM ET
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Watch on: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, FS North
Odds: Pirates -130
Total O/U: 8½o (-125)

The Pittsburgh Pirates gained big ground in the standings in July and made big moves at the trade deadline. But they are 5-6 this month and losing ground in the NL Central and wildcard standings.

The Minnesota Twins have lost four of their last five games and are 10-13 in the second half of the season. Most recently they dropped three of four to Cleveland and followed that up losing two of three to Detroit.

Jameson Taillon (9-8, 3.63 ERA) gave up two runs in a complete game 10-2 win over the Rockies last time out. He’s allowed three earned runs or less in each of his last ten starts. Pittsburgh is 7-3 over that span.

Jake Odorizzi (4-7, 4.50 ERA) has pitched five innings or less in four of his last five starts. He gave up two runs (one earned) in 4.2 innings last time out and two runs in 3.1 innings in his previous one. Minnesota is 2-3 in those outings and 4-6 in his last ten.

Pitching Matchup:
Pirates: RH Jameson Taillon (9-8, 3.63 ERA)
Twins: RH Jake Odorizzi (4-7, 4.50)

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
975 Pittsburgh - Taillon
-130
976 Minnesota - Odorizzi
+110
  Total
9
 
 
Pittsburgh Pirates
 
Minnesota Twins
61-58
Lost 1
3
4.57
4.52
4.21
15-20
46-38
36-29
25-29
57-54-8
0.050
$273.00
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
Offense
Defense
Team ERA
vs LHP
vs RHP
Fave
Dog
O/U Record
Diff
Money
54-63
Lost 1
7
4.38
4.67
4.47
15-18
39-45
33-29
21-34
55-59-3
-0.29
-$937.00

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Trends & Predictions

Pittsburgh:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota

Minnesota:
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Minnesota is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

MLB Predictions: Minnesota +110
Total O/U: Over 8½ (-125)
MLB Record:
Postseason, 2018: 8-5   /   +2.17 Units
Season, 2018: 1086-892   /   -75.92 Units

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