Atlanta Braves vs. Minnesota Twins
The Atlanta Braves and the Minnesota Twins face off on Monday for game one of their interleague series at Turner Field. The Braves are -149 favorites over the Twins with an over/under run total set at 8.5 runs.
The Atlanta Braves are playing solid baseball this season and they have won their last three games in a row heading into this series. The Braves are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 12-5 at home this season, and they have a 2.5 game lead in the National League East. As a team the Braves are hitting .242 with Chris Johnson hitting .342, Jordan Schafer hitting .308, and Freddie Freeman hitting .289. The Braves opponents are hitting .242 and the Atlanta pitching staff has an ERA of 3.47. For game one against the Twins the Braves start Julio Teheran who is coming off of a loss in his last start. For the season Teheran has allowed 53 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 26 over 41.1 innings for a 2-1 record and a 4.57 ERA.
The Minnesota Twins have lost their last four games as this season has once again been a struggle. The Twins are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 9-9 on the road this season, and they are 5.5 games back in the AL Central. As a team the Twins are hitting .249 with Joe Mauer hitting .342, Justin Morneau hitting .299, and Jamey Carroll hitting .304. The Twins opponents are hitting .292 and the Minnesota pitching staff has an ERA of 4.46. For game one in Atlanta the Twins start Kevin Correia who has lost two of his last three starts. For the season Correia has allowed 58 hits and 20 runs while striking out 22 over 53.2 innings for a 4-3 record and a 3.35 ERA.
Atlanta is 37-15 in their last 52 home games, 2-7 in their last nine interleague home games, and 6-1 Teheran’s last seven starts. Minnesota is 4-1 in their last five road games, 7-17 in their last 24 interleague road games, and 1-5 in their last six games as an underdog.
The total in this one is at 8.5 but the under has come in four of the last five meetings of these two.