Minnesota Twins at Chicago Cubs - 9/18/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Twins (31-21) at Chicago Cubs (30-20)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Wrigley Field)
Rich Hill (2-1) (3.81) vs. Kyle Hendricks (5-4) (3.29)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -130 / Minnesota Twins +120 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs meet Friday in MLB action at Wrigley Field.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Twins have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Twins have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 55 hits and 32 RBI while Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario have combined for 93 hits and 52 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.81 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Hill is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Cubs have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cubs have won nine straight games when scoring four or more runs. Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 47 hits and 28 RBI while Willson Contreras and Javier Baez have combined for 79 hits and 42 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.29 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This will be Hendricks’ second career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss, 20-8 in their last 28 Friday games and 11-5 in their last 16 overall. The Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 20-7 in their last 27 during game 1 of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 games following an off day. The under is 4-0 in Twins last 4 road games. The under is 10-3-1 in Cubs last 14 overall. The Twins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Chicago.
Rich Hill has allowed four runs and 10 hits in his last 10 innings while Kyle Hendricks has allowed four runs and 19 hits in his last 21.2 innings. Hill and the Twins at plus money is worth a look, as their offense has picked up and we know what Hill is capable of when he's on. However, Hendricks has been dominant through three starts this month and the Cubs have been one of the hotter teams in the league over these last two weeks. The Cubs and the cheap price feels like the way to go here.