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Minnesota Twins Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Minnesota on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball betting action at Target Field.

Kyle Gibson gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 4-5 mark. In the other dugout, Jake Arrieta brings a 6-5 ledger to the game for the Chicago Cubs as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Chicago Cubs were -120 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.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-3.7 result in favor of the Cubs. 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 (37-31) will face the 36-30 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. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.12 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 11 at 3.97 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.26 hits per game so far, less than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.42 hits per game).

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.43 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 at home, scoring 4.56 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago won a close affair on Saturday in their last outing, defeating Minnesota 4-1 in extra innings at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Chi Cubs is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
  • Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Los Angeles, Monday, June 22nd