Contrarian Crusher Total MLB 10*

Contrarian Crusher Total MLB 10*

Minnesota vs. Boston, 09/04/2019 19:10 EDT, Score: 2 - 6

Total: -110/+11 Over

Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Result: Loss

Contrarian Crusher - Rickenbach MLB Rotation #919 Wednesday 10* Top Play OVER the total in Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins @ 7:10 ET - This total has been as high as a 11.5 and, of course, looks too high to the casual observer. However, this game has slugfest written all over it and is painted a solid 11 across the board as of early Wednesday morning. I am going with a strong play on the over. Jose Berrios still carries plenty of "name recognition" for the Twins but he has been having mechanical issues and, as of late, is not the "Berrios" that we're use to seeing! Berrios compiled a 7.57 ERA and got rocked at a .333 clip in the month of August. Facing a potent Red Sox lineup at Fenway Park on an evening when the wind is expected to be blowing out is not a good situation for the Twins right-hander to try to right himself. Speaking of pitchers likely to struggle, enter Boston left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez into the equation here. Rodriguez had a 4.87 ERA as of late June. He then had an excellent July but his low ERA in the month of August is an aberration. I say that because the lefty was quite fortunate. Rodriguez was excellent against the Padres at hitter-friendly San Diego and against the downtrodden Orioles. However, in his other 4 August starts Rodriguez allowed 31 hits in 22 and 2/3 innings. Now he faces a potent Twins lineup that did get to him for 4 earned runs in 7 innings when they faced him in mid-June. Now they get a 2nd look at him and he'll be even more hittable in the "round two" match-up for this season. The Twins have a .530 slugging percentage against southpaws this season and that ranks them #1 in the majors. The Red Sox have a .280 batting average against right-handed hurlers this season which ranks them #1 in the majors. You can see why I am expecting at least a dozen runs in this game with great slugfest potential Wednesday. 10* OVER the total in Boston

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