Pirates vs. Twins – Betting Tips, Picks and Predictions – July 29th

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PITTSBURGH PIRATES MINNESOTA TWINS
58-41 July 29, 2015 1:10 PM | Grass of Target Field 52-47

MLB Betting Lines: Picks, Tips and Predictions from Vegas Coverage

921 Pittsburgh Pirates

FRANCISCO LIRIANO (L)

ERA: 2.91 W/L: 6-6

922 Minnesota Twins

ERVIN SANTANA (R)

ERA: 2.60 W/L: 2-0

Away Runline -1.5 (+130) Home Runline +1.5 (-150)
Away Moneyline (-135) Home Moneyline (+115)
Over 8 (-110) Under 8 (-110)

Vegas Coverage Handicapping tips: ERVIN SANTANA (R) the home team will win. VC Picks Minnesota Twins.

The Minnesota Twins will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Wednesday when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Target Field.
left hander Francisco Liriano will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Liriano is 6-6 this season with a 2.91 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Ervin Santana who starts for the Twins. Right hander Santana is 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 8-7 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -107 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Pirates were a 8-7 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 58-41
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Minnesota

Minnesota:
Team record: 52-47
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games
Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Thursday, July 30
Minnesota home to Seattle Thursday, July 30

SMART CHART
PIT   TEAM   MIN
4.07 RUNS 4.24
3.54 RUNS AGNST 4.17
0.54 DIFF 0.07
$943 MONEY $1,544
3.10 TEAM ERA 3.90
8.90 OFF HITS 8.42
2.56 OFF WALKS 2.47
8.14 OFF Ks 7.34
8.53 DEF HITS 9.26
2.76 DEF WALKS 2.34
7.97 DEF Ks 5.98
BULLPENS
Pittsburgh Pirates’s relievers have pitched 8 innings in the last 3 games. Minnesota Twins’s relievers have pitched 10? innings in the last 3 games.
INJURIES
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Brandon Cumpton P 60-Day Disabled List
Josh Harrison 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Corey Hart 1B 60-Day Disabled List
Gorkys Hernandez OF 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Lambo OF 60-Day Disabled List
Jordy Mercer SS 15-Day Disabled List
Rob Scahill P 15-Day Disabled List
MINNESOTA TWINS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Byron Buxton OF 15-Day Disabled List
Ricky Nolasco P 60-Day Disabled List
Ryan Pressly P 15-Day Disabled List
Jordan Schafer OF 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Pittsburgh is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
MINNESOTA TWINS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Minnesota is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Pittsburgh’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 4.1 6 4.2 9
Pittsburgh’s Away Scoring vs Minnesota’s Home Defense 4.1 6 3.9 8
Pittsburgh’s Road ERA vs Minnesota’s Home ERA Allowed 3.4 2 4.7 4
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Overall Defense 4.2 9 3.5 3
Minnesota’s Home Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Road Defense 4.9 3 4.0 5
Minnesota’s Home ERA vs Pittsburgh’s Road ERA Allowed 3.6 9 3.6 8
PITTSBURGH OFFENSE RANK MINNESOTA DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 4.07 6 4.17 9
Hits 8.90 4 9.26 14
Walks 2.56 11 2.34 1
Strikeouts 8.14 13 5.98 15
Team ERA 3.71 7 3.90 9
MINNESOTA OFFENSE RANK PITTSBURGH DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 4.24 9 3.54 3
Hits 8.42 9 8.53 9
Walks 2.47 12 2.76 6
Strikeouts 7.34 8 7.97 5
Team ERA 3.92 10 3.10 2
PITTSBURGH ROAD OFFENSE RANK MINNESOTA HOME DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 4.06 6 3.94 8
Hits 9.19 3 9.35 14
Walks 2.53 10 2.10 1
Strikeouts 9.09 14 6.18 15
Team ERA 3.63 8 3.60 9
MINNESOTA HOME OFFENSE RANK PITTSBURGH ROAD DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 4.94 3 3.96 5
Hits 9.27 4 8.89 12
Walks 2.39 14 3.02 11
Strikeouts 6.65 5 7.74 5
Team ERA 4.68 4 3.44 2
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
PIRATES
Pirates are third worst in the league in times striking out with 8.2 per game.
Pirates have the second stingiest defence in the league at 3.6 runs per game.
Pirates are second best in the league in giving up hits, allowing 8.0 per game.
Pirates are third in the league in striking out opponents with 7.8 per game.
TWINS
Twins are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Twins are second worst in K’s per game with 8.8.
Twins have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Twins have the worst hits allowed in the league, allowing 9.8 per game.
Twins are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.8 per game.
Twins trail the league in K’s with 6.1 per game.

 

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