Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday June 17th, 2015. At 8:10 PM EST.
The (42-21) St.Louis Cardinals of the National League Central Division takes the trip to the “TWIC CITIES”. For game-one of a two-day interleague series. St.Louis will take on the (34-31) Minnesota Twins of the American League Central in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the St.Louis Cardinals are playing some of the best baseballs in the league right now. Minnesota has cooled off after a great start to the 2015 season. The opening betting line has St.Louis as a -135 road favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is eight runs for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 St.Louis Cardinals swept Minnesota at home on June 15th and 16th. St.louis is on top in the NL Central, six and a half games in front of second-place Pittsburgh. The Cardinals are 17-14 on the road this season.
*Shortstop Jhonny Peralta leads the charge at the plate in all five major offensive categories.
*Second Baseman Kolten Wong has a .294 batting average.
*The Cardinals batting line has a .396 team slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Michael Wacha leads the staff with nine win and ahs a 2.48 era.
*Relief Pitcher Trevor Rosenthal has a team-best twenty-one saves.
*St.Louis pitchers have given up forty-one home runs.
*St.Louis will be on the road until June 25th.
*Notable injuries: Left Fielder Matt Holliday and First Baseman Matt Adams are on the disabled list.
*The betting odds under the total are 13-3 St.Louis last sixteen as a betting odds favorite.
*The Cardinals are 7-2 the last nine between the teams.
* The St.Louis Cardinals are 7-3 their last ten 2015 Baseball Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total once and staying under the betting odds total nine times.
*The St.Louis Cardinals will have Right Hander Carlos Martinez, who is (7-2) with a 2.93 earned run average on the mound for game one of the series. The Colinas Del Sur native threw 6.1 innings, giving up eight hits and two runs his last start on June 10th, a 4-2 road win over Colorado.
*Bovada.Lv has the St.Louis Cardinals at 4/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Title.
The 2015 Minnesota Twins have dropped three of four. Minnesota is in third place in the division, three and a half games out of first-place. Minnesota is 20-12 at Target Field this season.
*Second Baseman Brian Dozier has team-best a .265 batting average, thirteen home runs, a .343 on base percentage with sixty-five hits.
*Center Fielder Torii Hunter has thirty-six RBI S.
*The Minnesota offense has a .381 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Ricky Nolasco has a rotation best five wins.
*The Minnesota pitching staff have served up sixty-four home runs to opponents.
*Notable injuries: Center Fielders Aaron Hicks and Jordan Schafer are on the 15-day disabled list.
*Two Minnesota pitchers are nursing ailments.
*Minnesota will begin a three-game homestand on June 19th.
*The Twins are 1-7 their last eight as an underdog.
*The betting odds under the total are 11-0-1 Minnesota last twelve meetings between the teams.
The Minnesota Twins are 2-8 their last ten overall going over the betting odds total twice and staying under the betting odds total eight times.
*.”LEFTY” Tommy Milone, who is (2-1) with a 4.15 ERA. The 6’0″ 205 USC alumni went seven innings, giving up three hits and two runs his last start, a 6-2 road loss to Texas on June 12th.
*The Minnesota Twins are 18/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.