St. Louis Cardinals (51-51) vs Minnesota Twins (43-60)
Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:15 pm
The Cardinals will start Wade LeBlanc (0-2, 4.58 ERA) in the series opener. LeBlanc, who pitched for the Baltimore Orioles earlier this season, is 0-1 with a 4.86 ERA in six career appearances against the Twins, including three starts. Meanwhile, Berrios (7-5, 3.48 ERA) is in line to counter LeBlanc if he isn't traded. Both hurlers and bullpens are according to my power rankings middle of the pack and could easily get slapped around a little bit today, which will see this combined score eclipsed.
ST LOUIS is 10-0 OVER in home games vs. an AL team with an on base percentage .320 or worse over the last 2 seasons. ST LOUIS is 10-1 OVER in home games against AL Central opponents over the last 2 seasons. Over is 5-0-1 in Cardinals last 6 interleague home games vs. a team with a losing record.Over is 10-1-1 in Cardinals last 12 interleague home games vs. a right-handed starter.
MINNESOTA is 21-5 OVER vs. a starting pitcher whose gives up 0.5 or less HR's/start this season.
Over is 6-0 in Twins last 6 interleague road games vs. a left-handed starter.
MLB Road teams (MINNESOTA) - below average AL hitting team (AVG .265 or less ) against an average NL starting pitcher (ERA 4.20 to 5.20), with a hot starting pitcher- WHIP of 1.100 or less over his last 10 games are 30-7 OVER L/24 seasons for a 81% conversion rate for bettors.