Free MLB Picks Today: Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins 8/29/2022

Free MLB Picks Today: Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins 8/29/2022
Mon 29th August 2022

The Boston Red Sox (62-66) are on the road to face the Minnesota Twins (65-61) at Target Field on Monday for the first of a three-game series. The Red Sox are heading on the road after a tough six-game homestand (2-4). They won two out of three in their last series against the Rays, dropping the finale 12-4 on Sunday at Fenway Park. Franchy Cordero was 1 for 2 with a solo home run. The Twins are in the midst of a six-game homestand. They are coming off a three-game sweep of the Giants, taking the finale 8-3 on Sunday at Target Field. Jake Cave went 2 for 4 with a home run and a double. He had four RBIs.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The teams have split their games this season 2-2, as the Twins evened the season series with an 8-3 victory in their most recent meeting on April 18 at Fenway Park. Dylan Bundy got the win, giving up one run on five hits over 5.1 innings and striking out six.

ON THE MOUND

For Minnesota, RHP Bundy (7-6, 4.56 ERA) will toe the rubber. He has made one prior start against the Red Sox this season, giving up one runs over 5.1 innings in an 8-3 road win on April 18. He gave up five hits while striking out six in the win. In his last start on Wednesday, Bundy took the loss on the road against the Astros. He threw five innings and gave up two runs on three hits, walking one, in the 5-3 defeat.

AT THE PLATE

The Boston offense is averaging 4.5 runs per game for the season, with a slash line of .257/.316/.408. Rafael Devers leads the team in OPS at .903. The third baseman is slashing .297/.354/.549 with 25 home runs, 65 RBIs, and 69 runs over 110 games. Against righties like Bundy this season, the Sox have a .711 OPS. Devers also is the team’s most productive hitter against right-handers with a .962 OPS in 319 at-bats. Minnesota is slashing .248/.318/.409 for the season and averaging 4.4 runs per game. Luis Arraez leads the team with a .813 OPS. The second baseman has seven home runs, 41 RBIs, and 71 runs scored with a slash line of .319/.386/.428.

HOME AND AWAY

Boston is 31-32 away from Fenway Park in 2022, scoring 4.5 runs per game while allowing 4.5 runs. Minnesota has won three in a row in front of their home fans. The Twins are 38-28 at home this season, averaging 4.1 runs per game while surrendering 3.9. In the last 10 games between the teams at Target Field, Boston is 6-4 with an average scoreline of 4.3-2.9.

STANDINGS UPDATE

The Red Sox are fifth in the AL East, 16 games behind the division-leading Yankees. The Twins are second in the AL Central, three games behind the Guardians.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Minnesota Twins (-140)

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