Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 5/4/24

Minnesota Twins (17-13) vs Boston Red Sox (18-14)

Game Info: Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)

Pablo Lopez (2-2) (4.83) vs

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In this article, we will formulate a Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, May 4th at Target Field.. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Red Sox recent form and recent player performance 

-The Twins recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boston

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota

-Recent betting trends in games played between Boston and Minnesota

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Red Sox and Twins. 

Twins Have Won 11 Straight Games

The Twins have won 11 straight games and they have a ton of confidence heading into this game. On Friday the Twins got a good start from Chris Paddack and this game is going to need to be good start again. Paddack went six innings giving up two hits and zero runs. Edouardo Julien finished with one hit, two walks, and two RBIs. Ryan Jeffers had one hit and also drove in two RBIs. The Twins are averaging 4.77 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.19 runs per game. The offense is ranked 8th in the league while the pitching is ranked 14th. 

Injuries Continue for Buxton

Byron Buxton was put on the injured list and it appears the injury issues are going to continue to be an issue for him this year. Ryan Jeffers has hit five home runs and driven in 21 RBis. Getting the start for the Twins will be Pablo Lopez who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 4.83. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels, he gave up two home runs and four runs. 

Red Sox Offense Looks to Bounce Back

The Red Sox’s offense was a major issue on Friday and they are going to need to bounce back. The Red Sox only scored two runs total and those two runs didn’t come until the 8th inning. Rafael Devers finished with two hits and two RBIs.  The Red Sox are averaging 4.61 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.51 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th while the pitching is ranked 4th. The pitching overall has been good but the offense has been inconsistent. Connor Wong is having a big season and he has hit five home runs and driven in 14 RBIs. Getting the start for the Red Sox will be Brennan Bernandino who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 0.73. He needs to be lights out here. The Red Sox will meet the Braves after this series.

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Max Kepler has recorded a Single in each of his last eight appearances with the Twins as favorites.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances with the Twins as favorites.
  • Trevor Larnach has scored at least one run in six of his last seven appearances.
  • Byron Buxton has hit at least one home run in two of his last three home appearances against the Red Sox.
  • Manuel Margot has recorded an RBI in each of his last four appearances against the Red Sox after playing the previous day.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances with the Twins as favorites.

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler O'Neill has hit a home run in four of his last five appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Tyler O'Neill has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven appearances in day games.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded three or more total bases in each of his last five road appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Rafael Devers has scored at least one run in each of his last six Saturday day appearances against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one hit in each of the Red Sox's last nine games.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one Double in four of his last five road appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one Single in each of his last four appearances in day games.
  • Tyler O'Neill ranks T3rd in the league in Home Runs (9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Twins rank T1st in the league for walks allowed this season (79).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 3rd in the league for doubles this season (63).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank T1st in the league for triples this season (8).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank 1st in the league for ERA this season (2.67).

Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction

The Twins have won 11 straight games and they are going to win this game again here. Lopez at times has been inconsistent, but he’s going to have a big game here. The Red Sox offense struggled on Friday and they are going to struggle again here. The Twins offense scored five runs on Friday and that is going to be enough for them to get the job done. Back the Twins on the money line to cash here.

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

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