Friday, June 17, 2011

Padres vs Twins MLB Handicapping

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The fans at Target Field will be treated to a interleague game between the San Diego Padres and the Minnesota Twins when they take their seats on Friday.
The Padres will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Clayton Richard in this game. Richard has a 2-8 record and a 4.06 ERA this season.
Richard's opponent in this one will be Brian Duensing. The Twins lefthander has a 4.86 ERA to go along with a 3-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Twins listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Padres, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
San Diego was a 6-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Rockies. They lost as +140 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.
The Twins were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Current streak:
San Diego has lost 2 straight games.
Minnesota has won 4 straight games.
Team records:
San Diego: 30-40 SU
Minnesota: 28-39 SU
San Diego most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 2-7
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 7-2
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Diego
Next up:
Minnesota home to San Diego, Saturday, June 18


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