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Minnesota Twins Starter Trevor May Out to Silence Chicago Cubs Bats in MLB Contest

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Minnesota and Chicago on Saturday, with the host Twins trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Minnesota hands the ball to starter Trevor May in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-5 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Jon Lester, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Chicago Cubs were -127 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.6 win for the Cubs. A 4.1-3.6 result in favor of the Cubs is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota (37-30) will face the 35-30 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Twins rated this week at No. 24 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 14-rated offense, averaging 4.16 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 12 at 4.02 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.28 hits per game so far, less than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.38 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 23-rated road mark, allowing 4.53 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 7-2 on Friday behind a start from Phil Hughes at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Minnesota, Sunday, June 21st