Diamondbacks vs Twins Prediction - MLB Picks 8/6/23

Minnesota Twins (58-54) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (57-55)

Game Info: Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)

Dallas Keuchel (0-0) (0.00) vs Zac Gallen (11-5) (3.41)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins +115 / Arizona Diamondbacks -147 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Twins will host the Arizona Diamondbacks for their interleague series finale. Minnesota took game two in blowout fashion, 12-1.

Diamondbacks Preview & Projected Starter

Arizona enters at 57-55 after falling to Minnesota. It appears the Diamondbacks have hit a wall, and if they don’t slow the losing down, they’re going to miss the postseason.. The Arizona offense is scoring 4.34 runs per game, while batting .257, with a .326 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.41 ERA, with a 1.34 WHIP. 

Zac Gallen (11-5, 3.41 ERA, 149 Ks) will get the ball for Arizona. The fifth-year pitcher responded to his first loss in nearly two months by holding Pittsburgh to one run over seven innings to get back into the win column. Gallen has allowed three runs or more in six of his first nine road spots, but he’s been one of the best pitchers in all of baseball over the first half of the season, and he’ll look to buck that trend here in Toronto.

DBacks Player Trends & Props

Corbin Carroll plated a run in the game one victory, and he’s posting nice splits of .281/21/58. 

Ketel Marte also doubled in a run last night, and after recording a hit in twelve of the last fourteen games, he's first on the team in batting (.295) and hits (114), with seventeen homers and 56 RBI.

Christian Walker is hitless over his last two outings, so he could be due soon, and he’s Arizona’s leader in home runs (22) and RBI (68).   

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. produced his first run in nearly two weeks in the win over San Fran, but he’s still posting respectable totals lf 15 homers and 57 runs batted in.

Twins Preview & Projected Starter

Minnesota moved to 58-54 after losing to Kansas City. The Twins put on an unusual display of offense last night, and they’ll look to bring the brooms out here. The Minnesota offense is scoring 3.47 runs per game, while batting .237, with a .315 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.58 ERA, with a 1.18 WHIP.

Dallas Keuchel (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will start for Minnesota. The former Cy Young-winner will be making his first appearance for the Twins here, and he’ll look to finally turn the tide on a very wild ride career wise with Minny.

Twins Player Trends & Props

Carlos Correa has collected a hit in six of the last seven games, and he leads the Twins in hits (84) and RBI (45), with twelve home runs.

Production outside of Correa has been very inconsistent, as the Twins have struggled at the plate  and been hit by the injury bug.

Longtime Twin Max Kepler provided a double and home run in last night’s loss, and he’s up to fifteen homers and 39 RBI for the season.

Alex Kirilloff snapped a minor hitless streak by reaching base last night, and he’s Minnesota’s leading batter at .270, and he’s totaled 32 RBI. 

Byron Buxton and Joey Gallo are both tied for the team-lead in home runs at 17, but they’ve offered nothing more, as they both bat below .200.

Corey’s Free Pick

We won’t overthink Zac Gallen versus Dallas Keuchel here, even though the latter may be returning improved. Gallen could walk down this Twins lineup, and his bats should find little trouble finding contact off a Keuchel, who leans on off speed pitches more than anyone. DBacks stop a five-game skid with a win, so let’s back them Sunday as they hold the advantages.

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

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