Padres vs Twins Prediction- MLB Picks 5/9/23

Minnesota Twins (19-16) vs San Diego Padres (18-17)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)

Louie Varland (0-0) (5.91) vs Michael Wacha (2-1) (5.46)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -120 / San Diego Padres -105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Target Field. 

Padres Betting Preview

The Padres sit with an 18-17 record overall and on Sunday the offense let them down. Manny Machado finished with three hits, one run, and one RBI. The Padres are averaging 4.14 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.26 runs per game. Juan Soto has hit five home runs and driven in 17 RBIs. On the mound for the Padres will be Michael Wacha who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 5.46. In his last start against the Reds he went six innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

Twins Betting Preview

The Twins sit with a 19-16 record overall but their offense has been a major issue all season. Over the last three games the Twins gave up six runs total but they still lost two of the games. The Twins sit with 4.34 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.6 runs per game. Byron Buxton has hit eight home runs and driven in 19 RBIs. On the mound for the Twins will be Louie Varland who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 5.91. In his last start against the White Sox he went 4.2 innings giving up seven hits and four runs. 

Padres vs Twins Trends

Padres are 6-1 in their last 7 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game. Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss. Twins are 1-6 in their last 7 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record. Twins are 1-6 in their last 7 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.

Shane’s Free Pick

Louie Varland struggled in his first start and he’s going to have some major issues again in this game. This Padres offense is going to find success, and that is going to be the difference. Wacha might not be lights out, but this Twins offense is a problem, and that is going to be the difference. Back the Padres.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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