The Minnesota Twins are the most profitable team in the American League. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost more money than anyone else in the National League. This Friday (8:10 PM ET), the Twins will host the Brewers in what has to be considered a major mismatch at this point.
Not much was expected of either team going into the 2015 campaign. The Brewers (18-36, minus-17.52 units going into Thursday’s action) were 50-1 to win the World Series, and meanwhile the Twins (31-21, plus-16.19 units) were even further down the odds list at 100-1. But Minnesota is tied for the AL Central lead despite a so-so run differential of plus-17, thanks in part to an 11-7 record in one-run games and a 3-1 record in extra innings.
Ricky Nolasco (2.80 FIP) was scheduled at press time to start for Minnesota, but will probably be pushed back to Saturday or even longer because of a right ankle impingement. Kyle Lohse (5.00 FIP) responds for Milwaukee; Lohse is having an unusually bad season, leading the Brewers to a 4-7 team record for a loss of 3.28 betting units. The over is 6-3-2 in his 11 starts thus far.