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MLB PICKS JUNE 18 - MINNESOTA TWINS VS BOSTON RED SOX PICK & ANALYSIS

June 18, 2019

MLB EXPERT PICKS - FULL ANALYSIS ATTACHED

MINNESOTA TWINS MONEYLINE: 2 UNITS (+111)

 

The Twins absolutely mash left-handed pitching and lead the MLB in most crucial predictive offensive categories versus southpaws. They have a 1st ranked .300 team batting average versus LHP, and a 1st ranked .882 OPS. Despite having the 22nd most at-bats versus LHP, they still rank 7th in HR's hit with 32, and rank 5th with 110 runs scored. Minnesota was shutout last night, an absolute rarity for this high octane hitting team, and the first time they went runless in 43 games. The Twins are 4-0 this season following B2B losses and will be looking to get back on track tonight versus David Price whose metrics elevate on the road with a .260 opposing batting average, and a high 1.54 HR against per 9 IP.  Price has allowed 9 runs in 3 starts in June over just 13.2 innings of work. He is entering a volatile Target Field environment where the Twins blast HR's, especially versus southpaws. Price allowed 6 earned runs in just 1 inning in his last start on June 13th versus the 2nd-highest scoring team in the MLB behind the Twins in the Rangers. Minnesota has won 10 out of their last 14 games at Target Field (71.4%).