(MLB) Minnesota vs. St. Louis, 08/01/2021 2:15 PM, Score: 3 - 7
Money Line: -155.00 St. Louis (Home)
Result: Win
This is an 8* on ST. LOUIS

This rematch of the 1987 World Series has seen each team post a win. The Cardinals struck first, winning Friday’s game by a score of 5-1. But then it was the Twins’ turn on Saturday as they prevailed by an even greater margin (8-1). We like the idea of taking a home team off an embarrassing loss as long as they’re not drastically outclassed in terms of talent. That’s definitely not the case here as Minnesota has been one of baseball’s biggest disappointments in 2021. The Twins are down -29.6 units (2nd worst) and in last place in the American League Central. St. Louis won’t be going to the playoffs either but at least they can claim a .500 record. They’d also won 8 of their previous 12 games going into yesterday. There are only four teams Adam Wainwright has never beaten in his 15+ year big league career. Minnesota is one of the four. Wainwright can check them off the list today and he comes in having pitched pretty well of late. His last two starts both went seven innings and he allowed only three runs total. He also has a 2.70 ERA and 0.96 WHIP at home. The Twins are not a good road team (19-31) and were big sellers at the trade deadline. Michael Pineda’s last start was the first time he lasted six innings since May. The Twins did score eight times Saturday, but remember they are without a designated hitter, making their lineup weaker than usual. Play on ST. LOUIS