Pirates vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, June 9, 2024

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The Minnesota Twins (33-31) serve as underdogs on the moneyline (+100) in Sunday’s contest versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (31-33). First pitch is at 1:35 PM ET on SportsNet PT. The Twins are favored against the spread in this one (1.5) with +157 odds.

Jared Jones gets the starting nod for Pittsburgh while Bailey Ober is Minnesota’s starter for the contest.

Pirates vs. Twins Odds

  • Pirates odds to win: -118
  • Twins odds to win: +100
  • Spread: Twins -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024
  • Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT
  • Who Will Win Pirates vs. Twins?

    Pirates and Twins Betting Trends

    The Pirates have gone 9-13 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 40.9% of those games).

    In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -118 or shorter, Pittsburgh has a 9-12 record (winning 42.9% of its games).

    The Twins have been underdogs in 23 games this season and won seven (30.4%) of those contests.

    This season, Minnesota has won four of its 15 games, or 26.7%, when it’s the underdog by at least +100 on the moneyline.

    The Pirates have combined with opponents to go over the total 33 times this season for a 33-30-1 record against the over/under.

    So far this season, the Twins and their opponents have hit the over in 27 of their 64 games with a total.

    Pirates Stats & Insights

    The Pirates have the No. 19 offense in baseball scoring 4.1 runs per game (264 total runs).

    Pittsburgh is 22nd in MLB play with 60 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.

    The Pirates have the 23rd-ranked batting average in the majors (.231).

    Pittsburgh strikes out 9.6 times per game, the fourth-worst mark in the majors.

    The 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Pirates pitching staff ranks 13th in MLB.

    Pittsburgh’s 3.87 team ERA ranks 12th across all MLB pitching staffs.

    Twins Stats & Insights

    The Twins rank 18th in the majors with 271 total runs scored this season.

    Minnesota ranks 11th in Major League Baseball with 69 home runs.

    The Twins have a team batting average of .229 this season, which ranks 24th among MLB teams.

    Minnesota ranks 19th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.6 Ks per contest.

    The Twins average 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, most in the majors.

    Minnesota has the 23rd-ranked ERA (4.27) in the majors this season.

    Pirates Key Players to Watch

    Jones gets the start for the Pirates, his 13th of the season. He is 4-5 with a 3.25 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 69 1/3 innings pitched.

    Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in runs batted in with 34 while batting .263.

    Connor Joe’s batting average of .265 leads all Pittsburgh hitters this season.

    Andrew McCutchen is slashing .237/.338/.384 this season for the Pirates.

    Oneil Cruz’s nine home runs are most among Pittsburgh batters. He’s driven in 24 runs this season while slugging .436.

    Twins Key Players to Watch

    Ober (5-4) will take the mound for the Twins, his 13th start of the season.

    Ryan Jeffers paces the Twins with 12 home runs and 36 runs batted in.

    Carlos Santana is batting .217 with seven doubles, nine home runs and 20 walks.

    Willi Castro has put up a team-best batting average of .252.

    Carlos Correa is hitting .255 with 11 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 19 walks.

    Pirates and Twins Injuries

    Pirates: Ji-Hwan Bae: 10 Day IL (Undisclosed), Joey Bart: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Alika Williams: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Martín Pérez: 15 Day IL (Groin), Quinn Priester: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Marco Gonzales: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Ryan Borucki: 60 Day IL (Tricep), Dauri Moreta: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Johan Oviedo: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Endy Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Twins: Brock Stewart: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Anthony DeSclafani: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Topa: 60 Day IL (Knee), Zack Weiss: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Daniel Duarte: 60 Day IL (Tricep)

    Pirates vs. Twins Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Pirates 5, Twins 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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