Chicago Cubs VS Minnesota Twins

MLB Baseball 08:15 PM ET

Monday

09/18/2020

FSN, MARQ

Spread: Chicago Cubs -130

Over/Under: 8.5

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Minnesota Twins will be filling bases against the Chicago Cubs at the Wrigley Field in Chicago on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 8:15 PM ET. Minnesota comes into this match-up after losing their four-game series versus the White Sox, 1-3. Chicago will be playing this game against Minnesota with momentum from their 4-game winning streak. The Twins are in 2nd place behind the White Sox in the AL Central Division with a 31-21 standing and a .596 team percentage. The Twins are in 4th place behind the Athletics in the American League. The Chicago Cubs are in 3rd place behind the Padres in the National League with a 30-20 standing and a .600 team percentage. The Cubs are in 1st place in the NL Central Division.

Minnesota won 6 of their last 10 outings but lost the last game against the White Sox, 3-4. The Twins recorded 8 hits while the White Sox had 9 in their loss last Thursday. Byron Buxton scored three hits and two home runs in leading Minnesota in the loss. Rich Hill (2-1, 3.81 ERA, 22 Ks) will start Friday’s face-off. Hill posted a 67-43 record in his major league career, with a 3.82 ERA and 1026 strikeouts in 963.1 innings.

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 9/18/2020

Chicago won 7 of their last 10 assignments including the last 4 games in a row. In leading the Cubs in the victory, Ian Happ recorded 12 home runs, 28 RBIs, with 25 runs and a .275 BA. Kyle Schwarber added 21 RBIs, 27 runs, 10 home runs, with a low hitting at .194 this season. Jason Heyward chipped in 22 RBIs and hit on a .287 BA in the winning effort. Kyle Hendricks (5-4, 3.29 ERA, 51 Ks) will take on the mound for the start. Hendricks marked a 68-47 record in his MLB career, with a 3.15 ERA and 869 strikeouts in 1031.2 innings overall.

The Twins reported 4 key players injured in their roster. Starting Pitcher H. Bailey (biceps), Catcher M. Garver (ribs), 2B L. Arraez (knee), and LF B. Rooker (forearm) will be staying in the player’s pit tonight. The Cubs posted 5 key players on their injured list. Starting Pitchers T. Chatwood (forearm), J. Quintana (side), Relief Pitchers A. Chafin (finger), J. Norwood (shoulder), and Second Baseman D. Descalso (ankle) will be sitting on the bench for Chicago.

Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this match-up is the Chi Cubs -130. The Twins are 11-5 SU in their last 16 contests, and 1-4 SU in their last 5 outings when playing on the road against the Cubs. The Minnesota Twins are 10-4 SU in their last 14 match-ups against an opponent in the National League. The Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 contests, and 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota. The totals went OVER in 6 of the Chi Cubs’ last 9 assignments against an opponent in the American League. The prediction, pick the Chicago Cubs -130 to a score of 6-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 8:15 PM ET

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020

TV: FSN, MARQ

MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -130

MLB Totals: 8.5

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