Baseball Odds: Twins Host Brewers in MLB Mismatch

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.

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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.

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