Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 6/9/24

Pittsburgh Pirates (30-33) vs Minnesota Twins (33-30)

Game Info: Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 1:35 pm (PNC Park)

Jared Jones (4-5) (3.25) vs Bailey Ober (5-4) (4.94)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -115 / Minnesota Twins -103 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, June 9th at PNC Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Twins form and recent player performance 

-The Pirates recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Pittsburgh

-Recent betting trends in games played between Minnesota and Pittsburgh

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Twins and Pirates.

Twins Are Awful

There is no other way to put it, the Twins are awful right now and their offense has been a major issue heading into this game. The Twins have failed to score a run so far in this series, and they need to find a way to get the offense going here. The pitching has given up only seven runs in two games, it’s just bene the offense that has let them down. The Twins are averaging 4.323 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.42 runs per game. The offense is ranked 18th while the pitching is also ranked 18th. Getting the start for the Twins will be Bailey Ober who sits with a 5-4 record and an ERA of 4.94. In his last start against the New York Yankees he went five innings giving up three hits and three runs. 

Why Twins Will Win

  • The Pirates have lost eight of their last 10 day games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Twins have won three of their last four day games following a loss.
  • The Twins have covered the run line in five of their last six day games against NL Central opponents following a loss.
  • The Pirates have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games against the Twins at PNC Park following a win.

Can Pirates Pull Off a Sweep

The Pirates have gotten good pitching so far in this series and they are going to look for much of the same here. On Saturday it was three runs in the bottom of the 8th that gave some insurance as they were able to secure the win. Rowdy Tellez hit a home run and drove in three RBIs. The Pirates are averaging 4.13 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.39 runs per game. The offense is ranked 19th in the league while the pitching is ranked 16th. Bryan Reynolds has hit eight home runs and driven in 34 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Pirates will be Jared Jones who sits with a 4-5 record and an ERA of 3.25. In his last start against the Dodgers, he went six innings, giving up three hits and zero runs. 

Why the Pirates Will Win

  • The Pirates have won five of their last six games as home underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Twins have lost four of their last five games as favorites following a road loss.
  • The Twins have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games as favorites after playing the previous day.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in seven of the last eight games between the Twins and Pirates at PNC Park.

Minnesota Twins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

The Twin's bats have been ice-cold heading into this game, and it’s going to be much of the same here. Jones in his last start gave up zero runs and he’s going to really lockdown in this game. The Twins are going to struggle to score even a goal here. The Pirates might only score three or four runs total here, but that is going to be enough to get the job done. Back the Pirates on the run line to cash here.

Shane’s Pick Pirates -1.5

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