|Game||Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals|
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 11, 2019, 7:40 PM (EDT)|
Target Field Minneapolis, MN
WAS -142 O/U 10
The Washington Nationals play the second game of a three-game interleague series on the road Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins. Washington was off Monday and the Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves Sunday 9-4 snapping a four-game losing streak and avoiding a four-game sweep by the Braves in the series.
The Twins were off Monday and Minnesota lost Sunday to the Cleveland Indians 5-2. The Twins lost two of three to Cleveland over the weekend. Minnesota had the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth but Ryan LeMarre, who was acquired from the Braves earlier in the day, was called out on strikes to end the game. Mitch Garver belted a home run in the loss for Minnesota.
Anthony Rendon is leading the Nationals with a .337 batting average, in hits with 164, and in RBIs with 114. Juan Soto leads in home runs with 33. The Nationals are averaging .264 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .246. On Wednesday, the Nationals will send Stephen Strasburg to the mound. The right-hander is 16-6 with an ERA of 3.50, 222 Ks and 47 BBs.
Nelson Cruz is leading Minnesota with a .305 batting average. Jorge Polanco leads in hits with 170. Max Kepler is the Minnesota team leader in home runs with 36, and Eddie Rosario leads in RBIs with 94. Minnesota has a .272 batting average while opponents are batting .256. On Wednesday, the Twins will send Martin Perez to the mound. The lefthander is 10-6 with an ERA of 4.75, 121 Ks and 61 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends
- Washington is 1-4 in its last 5
- The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Nationals last 5 interleague games on the road
- Minnesota is 11-4 in its last 15
- The UNDER has cashed in each of the Twins last 7 on grass
The Nationals have won each of the last 5 head-to-head with Minnesota and will have ace Stephen Strasburg on the mound. The right-hander is 16-6 with an ERA of 3.50. Washington has won each of their right-hander’s last 8 starts in interleague play and in each their ace’s last 5 starts against American League Central opponents. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 5-2.