Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 5/20/24

Washington Nationals (20-24) vs Minnesota Twins (24-21)

Game Info: Monday, May 20, 2024 at 6:45 pm (Nationals Park)

Mitchell Parker (2-2) (3.09) vs Pablo Lopez (4-3) (3.93)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +151 / Minnesota Twins -165 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals Prediction for this MLB Game on Monday, May 20th at the Nationals Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Twins recent form and recent player performance 

-The Nationals recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Washington

-Recent betting trends in games played between Minnesota and Washington

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

Twins Offense Is Struggling

The Twins offense is really struggling and over the last six games they have scored only nine runs total. On Sunday against the Cleveland Guardians, they were defeated 5-2. The Twins offense is averaging 4.49 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.36 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league while the pitching is ranked 15th. They have a run differential of 0.133 which is 13th in the league. Ryan Jeffers has hit 10 home runs and driven in 31 RBIs. Getting the start for the Twins wil be Pablo Lopez who sits with a 4-3 record and an ERA of 3.93. In his last start against the Yankees, he went 6.1 innings giving up 10 hits and three runs. 

Why Twins Will Win

  • The Twins have won 18 of their last 19 night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Nationals have lost seven of their last eight games.
  • The Twins have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games against National League opponents following a road loss.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games.
  • The Nationals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games against AL Central opponents.

Nationals Have Lost Three Games in a Row

The Nationals have lost three games in a row and on Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies they lost 11-5. Eddie Rosario hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. Jesse Winker also hit a home run. The Nationals offense is averaging 3.88 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.18 runs per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 12th in the league. They have a run differential of -0.29 which is 19th in the league. CJ Abrmas has been the top player hitting seven home runs and driving in 21 RBis. 

Why Nationals Will Win

  • The Nationals have won each of their last four games as home underdogs against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Twins have lost each of their last three games as favorites.
  • The Nationals have covered the run line each of their last seven games at Nationals Park against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Twins have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games after playing the previous day.
  • The Nationals have led after 3 innings in each of their last three Monday night games as underdogs.

Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals Prediction

The Nationals offense has been a major issue heading into this game and they are going to really struggle in this game. Lopez has been good this season, and this is going to have one of his best starts of the season. The Twins offense is going to have a breakout game here and hey are going give plenty of run support to Lopez here. They are going to win this game with ease. Back the Twins.

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

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