The Minnesota Twins and the Chicago Cubs will close out their three game series today at Target Field. All odds for all games can be found by visiting our friends at BetOnline sportsbook.
The Twins have dominated this interleague series vs. the Cubs so far. They exploded yesterday for 11 runs on 16 hits which made things easy for pitcher Scott Diamond who earned his 5th win of the season. The struggling Francisco Liriano will start for the home team today. The lefty only has one win on the season and is pitching to a 6.46 ERA allowing more than a hit per inning pitched.
The Cubs continue to be a disaster and come into this game with the worst record in baseball. On Saturday the problem was mostly the pitching which let them down early and often. Starter Jeff Samardzjia took the loss allowing 8 earned runs in just 3+ innings of work. Ryan Dempster gets the ball today for the Cubbies and the righty has very good stats except for win-loss because of the lack of run support he has gotten all season. He has only allowed 52 hits in 69 innings of work, good enough for a 2.59 ERA.
Minnesota is 5-1 in their last six games as a home favorite, 42-14 in their last 56 interleague games, and 1-5 in Liriano’s last six starts. Chicago is 20-44 in their last 44 games overall, 8-24 in their last 32 interleague games, and 5-14 in Dempster’s last 19 starts. Chicago is 1-7 in the last eight meetings of these two.
The Cubs cannot get out of their own way lately, but we like Dempster in this game way more than we like Liriano. We will take the Cubs moneyline as they are installed as the slight favorite so before making the bet get sportsbook promo codes.