Cubs vs Twins Prediction - MLB Picks 5/13/23

Minnesota Twins (21-17) vs Chicago Cubs (18-19)

Game Info: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)

Joe Ryan (5-1) (2.45) vs Hayden Wesneski (2-1) (3.15)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -200 / Chicago Cubs +155 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Target Field. In the first game of this series it was the Cubs that were able to secure the 6-2 victory. 

Cubs Betting Preview

The Cubs sit with a 19-19 record overall and the pitching was the difference on Friday. They also added a few runs of insurance late to take some pressure off the bullpen. The Cubs are averaging 4.97 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.6 runs per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league while the defense is ranked 2nd. On the mound for the Cubs will be Hayden Wesneski who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 3.93. In his last start against the Marlins he went six innings giving up five hits and one run. 

Twins Betting Preview

The Twins sit with a 21-18 record overall and on Friday the offense only managed two runs. The Twins are averaging 4.21 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.69 runs per game. The pitching is good, but far too often the offense has really let them down. Byron Buxton has hit eight home runs and driven in 19 RBIs. On the mound for the Twins is Joe Ryan who sits with a 5-1 record and an ERA of 2.45. In his last start against Cleveland, he went six innings giving up eight hits and two runs. 

Cubs vs Twins Trends

Twins are 7-0 in Ryans last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. Twins are 5-0 in Ryans last 5 starts during game 2 of a series. Cubs are 5-0 in their last 5 interleague games as a favorite of +110 to +150. Twins are 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games. Cubs are 1-7 in their last 8 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Twins have found success in games that Joe Ryan have started this season and it’s going to be no different in this game. The Twins might not run up the score, but they are going to score at least three runs and that is going to be the difference as they get the job done. Back the Twins on the money line. 

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

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