The Minnesota Twins travel to PNC Park to start a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. All odds for all games can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Pirates are in the thick of the playoff race as they are contenders in both their division and the wild card. The Pirates are 19-11 at home this season and is a big reason why they are just 3.5 games in back in the NL Central. They are led by a quality pitching staff and the bat of Andrew McCutchen who has a .325 average. The Pirates will send Kevin Correia to the mound tonight in hopes that he can win after he dropped his last start. Correia has a 4.43 ERA in 69 innings of work.
The Twins look as though they will struggle this season, but you can see positive signs of their rebuilding process taking place already. They sit 8.5 games back in the division, but continue to play hard each and every day. The Twins will start youngster Scott Diamond who is one of the youngsters they will build around for the future. He is pitching to a 2.13 ERA in 50 innings of work this season.
Pittsburgh is 8-0 in their last eight home games against a team with a losing record, 8-2 in their last 10 interleague games as a favorite, and 5-11 in Correia’s last 16 starts. Minnesota is 4-1 in their last five road games, 4-14 in their last 18 interleague road games, and 6-2 in Diamond’s last eight starts. The Twins have won five of the last six meetings of these two.
We think these two pitchers will do enough to curb the two offenses in this game which are not that potent to begin with. Take the under in total runs for this one but before wagering get the latest sportsbook reviews.