St Louis Cardinals VS Minnesota Twins

MLB Baseball 03:15 PM ET

Monday

09/08/2020

MLB.TV

Spread: Minnesota Twins -120

Over/Under: 7

Minnesota Twins vs St Louis Cardinals Game 1 9/8/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs St Louis Cardinals Game 1 9/8/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs St Louis Cardinals Game 1 9/8/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Minnesota Twins will skirmish with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 3:15 P.M, ET.  This is game 1 of their doubleheader game of the day. Minnesota just came off a grueling 5-game series against the Tigers where they dominated the series with 4 wins. The Cardinals also had a 5-game series where they played against the Cubs where they took 3 games out of 5. The Cardinals are now 6th in the National League with a record of 17-16 and are 2nd in the NL Central Division.

St. Louis, despite winning the series, lost to the Cubs in game 5 with a score of 5-1. The squad won 3 of their last 5 games and made 13 total runs in their last 3 matchups. They were outhit 10-7 by the Cubs in their last game. Matt Wieters was the only player to get a score in game 5 via a run batted in during the 7th inning. Johan Oviedo got the loss after allowing 3 earned runs in 4.2 innings. Paul Goldschmidt remains their best hitter this season with 34 hits with a .324 batting average while Brad Miller leads with 20 RBIs and 5 homers. The Cardinals rank 15th in the league in terms of team BAA at .246, while their pitching staff has the 3rd best record with a team ERA of 3.48. Carlos Martinez will start for the Cardinals in game 1. Martinez is 0-1 with a 14.37 ERA. The last game he played was back on July 29.

Minnesota Twins vs St Louis Cardinals Game 1 Predictions 9/8/2020

The Minnesota Twins are coming off a very dominant series where they only allowed 1 win against the Tigers in 5 games. The squad won 6 of their last 7 games while making 18 runs in their last 3 matchups. Minnesota outhit the Tigers 10-3 in game 5 with Eddie Rosario leading the way with 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Ryan Jeffers had a solo homer in the 3rd while Byron Buxton had a solo home run of his own in the 8th. Michael Pineda got the win allowing 2 earned runs in 7 innings. Nelson Cruz continues to do great for the Twins with 46 hits, 29 RBIs, and 13 homers with a BAA of .329. The Twins have the 5th best pitching staff in the league, allowing only 3.67 earned runs per game, while their team BAA is at .244 which is 16th in the league. The Twins are now 5th in the American League with a 26-17 record and are 3rd in the AL Central Division. Jose Berrios will be on the mound in game 1.

Minnesota Twins vs St. Louis Cardinals. MLB’s pick for the game is the Minnesota Twins -120. Both teams had a successful run in their last series, but Minnesota has a slight edge in game 1 based on the starters. Martinez hasn’t pitched in a month and allowed 6 runs in his last start. Minnesota knows how to handle the Cardinals with a 7-1 record in their last 8 games. Game 1 looks to be a low scoring game with both teams having the best bullpens in the league. The Twins win this match to a predicted score of 4-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 3:15 P.M ET

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

TV: MLB.TV

MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins -120

MLB Total: 7

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