Nationals vs Twins Prediction - MLB Picks 4/22/23
Minnesota Twins (11-9) vs Washington Nationals (6-13)
Game Info: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
Pablo Lopez (1-1) (1.73) vs Chad Kuhl (0-1) (8.59)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -275 / Washington Nationals +220 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Nationals will play the Minnesota Twins on Saturday afternoon in Game 2 of their series at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Washington Nationals are 6-13 this season and they have lost six of their last eight games. Washington won Game 1 of this series by a score of 3-2 on Friday night. The Washington pitching staff has a 4.37 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average this year. The Nationals offense has scored 65 runs with a .246 batting average and a .308 on base percentage. Jeimer Candelario is batting .260 with three home runs and nine RBI’s for the Nationals. The projected starting pitcher for Washington is Chad Kuhl, who is 0-1 with an 8.59 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP over 14.2 innings pitched this season.
The Minnesota Twins are 11-9 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Minnesota lost two out of three games against the Red Sox. The Minnesota pitching staff has a 3.14 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a .211 opponent batting average. The Twins offense has scored 84 runs with a .228 batting average and a .297 on base percentage this year. Trevor Larnach is batting .232 with two home runs and 13 RBI’s for the Twins. The projected starting pitcher for Minnesota is Pablo Lopez, who is 1-1 with a 1.73 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP over 26 innings pitched this year.
Washington is 15-39 in their last 54 Saturday games and 6-14 in their last 20 road games. The over is 4-1 in Washington’s last 5 Saturday games. Minnesota is 4-0 in their last 4 game two’s of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 games. The under is 4-0-1 in Minnesota’s last 5 home games. Washington is 8-1 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings.
Both of these teams come into this game struggling, but Washington was able to get the win in Game 1. The Twins have a winning record so far this year, but they are only batting .228 as a team, which is near the bottom of the MLB. Minnesota is starting Pablo Lopez, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four straight starts. I like the Twins -1.5 in this game.
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