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Mets @ Twins: Mets, Twins square off in Wednesday afternoon matchup

Mets @ Twins MLB odds spreads and predictions

The New York Mets and Minnesota Twins will play in the second game of their series on Wednesday.

In the first game, Michael Conforto was at his absolute best for the Mets.

Conforto went 4-for-4 at the plate and ripped an RBI single in the fifth inning which put the Mets ahead for good in a 3-2 win on Tuesday night.

Steven Matz started for the Mets in this game. He went four innings, allowed two runs on five hits and struck out two batters in the no-decision.

The Mets bullpen did a nice job as they only allowed three hits in five innings of work.

Game information

When is it? Wednesday July 17th

What time is first pitch? 1:10 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Target Field

Which channel is it on? SNY

The lowdown

The Minnesota Twins will look to rebound at home after a tough loss on Tuesday.

Jonathan Schoop hit a solo homer in the third inning off Matz, and Max Kepler had an RBI groundout in the fourth to make up all the runs for the Twins.

Michael Pineda was on the hill for the Twins. He allowed three runs, only one earned, on six hits over six innings of work.

Mets @ Twins Run Line

The Minnesota Twins are giving the Mets 1.5 runs in this baseball game.

After the loss on Tuesday, I believe Minnesota will rebound in a big way.

Roll with the home team in this one.

Take the Twins here.

Mets @ Twins Over/Under

The over/under in this one is set at 10.5 runs.

My final score prediction: Minnesota Twins 5, New York Mets 3.

Roll with the under in this matchup.

Where the game will be won or lost

The New York Mets will send left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas to the mound on Wednesday afternoon.

Vargas has a 3-5 record with a 4.23 ERA this season. In his last five starts, he has a 0-2 record with a 5.33 ERA. In his last start back on July 12, he allowed six runs in five innings of work in a 8-4 loss to the Miami Marlins.

The Twins will counter with left-hander Martin Perez.

Perez has an 8-3 record with a 4.26 ERA so far this season. It will be his first start in 12 days because the Twins decided to do a rotation reset during the All-Star break.

In his last start on July 5th, Perez allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings pitched, but he picked up the win as the Twins cruised to a 15-6 win over the Texas Rangers.

Daniel Canova
@DanCanova in MLB