Twins vs Dodgers Prediction - MLB Picks 5/16/23

Los Angeles Dodgers (26-15) vs Minnesota Twins (23-18)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Clayton Kershaw (6-2) (2.36) vs Bailey Ober (2-0) (1.85)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -244 / Minnesota Twins +180 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Minnesota Twins for game two of their interleague series with the Los Angeles Dodgers this Tuesday from Dodger Stadium on the MLB Network. Los Angeles won game one on a walkoff walk, 9-8. 

Twins Betting Preview

Minnesota moved to 23-19 after falling to Los Angeles. The Twins nearly pulled off the game one victory, and they’ll look to bring that same fight Tuesday. The Minnesota offense is scoring 3.7 runs per game, while batting .219, with a .300 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.35 ERA, with a 1.14 WHIP. Jorge Polanco nearly went for the cycle in game one, and he leads the Twins in batting (.283). Carlos Correa has started to pick things up after a slow start, and after producing a run in three of the last five games, he’s second on the team in RBI at 23. Trevor Larnach has been responsible for seven runs in his last two appearances, and he’s up to a team-lead 26 RBI.

Bailey Ober (2-0, 1.85 ERA, 22 Ks) will make the road start for Minnesota. The third-year pitcher has performed well through his first handful of starts in 2023. Ober tossed seven scoreless innings in Cleveland, prior to going six full innings against San Diego last week. Ober has cleared six strikeouts in hit last three games, and he’s only allowed a combined five runs through four starts.  

Dodgers Betting Preview

Los Angeles moved to 26-15 after sweeping San Diego. The Dodgers brought the brooms out on the Padres, and they’re now winners of eight of their last ten games. The Los Angeles offense is scoring 5.04 runs per game, while batting .231, with a .326 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.24 ERA, with a 1.27 WHIP. Will Smith homered in last night’s shootout, and he leads the Dodgers in batting (.323). Freddie Freeman has scored in each of the past eight games, and he’s up to team-leads in hits (51) and runs (35). Max Muncy went yard twice in the game one victory, and he leads LAD in HR (14) and RBI (32).

Clayton Kershaw (6-2, 2.53 ERA, 48 Ks) will make the road start for Los Angeles. The veteran southpaw responded to his toughest outing of the season with a strong effort in Milwaukee last week, striking out eight in seven innings of work, while allowing just one run to get back into the win column. Kershaw has delivered six quality starts, and he’s cleared seven strikeouts in four of the last five games. 

Minnesota vs Los Angeles Trends

Minnesota is 23-19 against the spread this season, with a 18-21-3 O/U record. Los Angeles is 23-19 ATS this year, with a 22-19-1 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

Minnesota came awfully close in game one, and that might be as close they get with their in Los Angeles. LAD will send their franchise player to the mound in Clayton Kershaw, and we could be in for another masterclass at Dodger Stadium. The Twins played good ball yesterday, but I’m fully comfortable trusting Kershaw’s arm at home, after what we’ve seen so far this season. Back the Dodgers for game two of their interleague series

Corey’s Pick Dodgers -1.5

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