The series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Minnesota Twins continues tonight from Target Field. All odds for this game are updated at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Twins have had an up-and-down season to say the least, but last night was definitely one of the bright spots. They scored 11 runs and all on 17 hits and had four different players each with three hits. Nick Blackburn did enough to earn the win on the mound for his third win in a row. Tonight the Twins will start PJ Walters who has no decisions in his last three outings.
The Phillies had had a rough season this year and they were absolutely trounced by the Twins yesterday. Jimmy Rollins was the only bright spot for the team as he had four hits in the game. The Phillies will look to bounce back in a big way behind the left arm of Cole Hamels. He has had a strong season overall but has lost his last two starts. Hamels is pitching to a 2.93 ERA in 83 innings of work and has struck out 86 batters as well.
Minnesota is 14-3 in their last 17 interleague games against a left handed starter, 32-69 in their last 101 games as an underdog, and 4-1 in Walters’ last five starts. Philadelphia is 9-5 in their last 14 road games, 1-9 in their last 10 games overall, and 9-2 in Hamels’ last 11 starts.
Although we definitely like the pitching matchup in favor of the Phillies, Minnesota is actually playing decently and is such a big underdog at home and couple that with the fact that the Phillies have not been playing well for a while now and we will take Minnesota as the prohibitive home underdog at sports books.