Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 6/8/24

Pittsburgh Pirates (29-32) vs Minnesota Twins (33-28)

Game Info: Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 4:05 pm (PNC Park)

Carmen Mlodzinski (0-2) (6.75) vs Simeon Woods Richardson (2-0) (3.05)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -101 / Minnesota Twins -118 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet Saturday in MLB action from PNC Park. Here’s a Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates prediction. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Minnesota Twins recent form and player performance

• The Pittsburgh Pirates recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Minnesota Twins

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Pittsburgh Pirates

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Twins and Pirates

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Twins vs Pirates game

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Twins had a rough series versus the New York Yankees this week. Minnesota lost all three of those matchups 5-1, 9-5 and 8-5. In their series opener versus the Pirates on Friday, the Twins took a shutout loss 3-0. Joe Ryan lasted 7.0 innings in the starting role with two earned on two hits and two walks.

In the starter role for Saturday’s game, it’ll be Minnesota’s Simeon Woods Richardson. This year Richardson is 2-0 with a 3.05 ERA and 36 Ks in 44.1 innings over nine starts. Richardson is 2-1 with a 3.67 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) during his career.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

Over on the Pirates’ side, they played the Los Angeles Dodgers in their early-week series. Pittsburgh took wins in the first two installments of that set 1-0 and 10-6 before an 11-7 loss in the finale. On Friday the Pirates got their three runs on a relatively tepid four team hits. Mitch Keller finished with 6.0 innings, seven hits and two walks as starter.

As starter for the Saturday game Pittsburgh is going with Carmen Mlodzinski. So far this year Mlodzinski is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in eight games (no starts). In his career Mlodzinski is 3-5 with a 3.28 ERA in 43 games (one start).

Twins vs Pirates Injury Notes

Pirates RP Ryan Borucki (wrist) will be shut down for several weeks after being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Total Runs Facts

  • Five of the Pirates' last six games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Four of the Twins' last five games against NL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Twins' last six games against NL Central opponents.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one RBI in three of his last four appearances against AL opponents.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances at PNC Park against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one Single in each of the Pirates' last six day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 home appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Oneil Cruz has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances at PNC Park against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Oneil Cruz has hit a home run in each of the Pirates' last two home games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Pirates' last eight games at PNC Park against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Trevor Larnach has hit a home run in each of his two previous appearances in day games against NL Central teams that held a losing record.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Twins' last six games against NL opponents.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded an RBI in five of his last six appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Byron Buxton has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Byron Buxton has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Max Kepler has scored at least one run in five of his last six appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

I’ll stick with the Twins. Probably not touching this one, though. Richardson has been a little spotty over his last two starts, posting a combined five earned on six hits and four walks in 9.1 innings during that time. The good news is that Richardson hasn’t taken a loss yet, though.

On Friday the Twins had a pretty good offensive evening with eight team hits—on the surface anyway. Four different players each had two hits, so a lot of guys came up empty at the plate. Minnesota needs to cash in a lot better on Saturday.

Andrew’s Pick Minnesota Twins -118

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