15* Interleague Tuesday Total ANNIHILATOR on Phillies/Twins OVER 9
Philadelphia vs. Minnesota,
06/12/2012 20:10 EDT,
Score: 7 - 11
Total: -112/+9 Over
Oddsmakers have set the bar too low in this Game 1 between the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins. These aren't two teams known as offensive juggernauts, but they have been hitting the ball well lately, and both line-ups will be licking their chops at the opportunity to face tonight's opposing starters.
Philadelphia has been surprisingly solid offensively away from home. The Phillies are putting up 4.9 runs/game on the road this season. Minnesota has been hot of late, scoring a combined 21 runs (7.0/game) in taking two of three from the Chicago Cubs over the weekend.
Nick Blackburn has been one of the worst starters in the league this season for Minnesota. He's 2-4 with a 7.75 ERA and 1.722 WHIP in eight starts this year. Kyle Kendrick has not fared well for Philly, either. The right-hander is 2-5 with a 4.44 ERA and 1.461 WHIP in eight starts and five relief appearances.
The OVER is 20-6 in Phillies last 26 road games. The OVER is 19-3 in Kendrick's last 22 road starts vs. a team with a losing record. Minnesota is 17-6 to the OVER in all interleague games over the last 2 seasons.
The OVER is 6-0 in Phillies last 6 interleague road games, 7-0-1 in Phillies last 8 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game, and 5-0 in Phillies last 5 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game. The OVER is 6-0-1 in Twins last 7 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter and 6-0 in Twins last 6 interleague home games. These five trends make for a 30-0 system backing the OVER. Bet the OVER in this game Tuesday.