Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 5/21/24

Washington Nationals (21-25) vs Minnesota Twins (24-23)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 6:45 pm (Nationals Park)

Patrick Corbin (1-4) (5.59) vs Joe Ryan (2-3) (3.74)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +155 / Minnesota Twins -185 --- 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 Tuesday, May 21st at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, 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 Minnesota and Washington

Twins Need to Stop Losing Streak 

The Minnesota Twins are 24-23 this year and they have lost seven games in a row. Minnesota lost game one in this series and allowed 12 runs in the loss. Prior to this series, the Twins were swept by Cleveland, were swept by the Yankees, and won two out of three against Toronto. Minnesota had really turned things around after a poor start, but they have fallen apart recently and they are third in the AL Central behind Cleveland and Kansas City. 

The Minnesota pitching staff has a 4.32 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .251 opponent batting average. The Twins offense has scored 207 runs with a .231 batting average and a .301 on base percentage. Ryan Jeffers is batting .262 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI’s for the Twins this season. Minnesota has scored three runs or fewer in six of their last seven games. 

Nationals Looking to Start New Winning Streak 

The Washington Nationals are 21-25 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. Washington won game one in this series by a score of 12-3 on Monday night. Prior to this series, the Nationals were swept by the Phillies, lost two out of three against the White Sox, and lost two out of three against the Red Sox. Washington has lost seven of their last nine games and they are third in the NL East behind the Phillies and Braves. 

The Washington pitching staff has a 3.90 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .261 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 188 runs with a .228 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. CJ Abrams is batting .267 with seven home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. Washington has scored three runs or fewer in six of their last nine games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Minnesota is Joe Ryan, who is 2-3 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 53.0 innings pitched this season. Ryan has allowed at least three earned runs in three of his last five starts. The projected starting pitcher for Washington is Patrick Corbin, who is 1-4 with a 5.59 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP over 48.1 innings pitched this year. Corbin has allowed two earned runs or fewer in his last two starts and has actually been much better over his last five outings. 

Why the Washington Nationals will win

The Twins have lost each of their last four games as favorites.The Nationals have won each of their last six home games against the Twins.The Nationals have covered the run line each of their last eight games at Nationals Park against American League opponents that held a winning record.The Twins have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five night games following a road loss.The Twins have trailed after 3 innings in four of their last five games as road favorites.

Total Runs Facts

Six of the Nationals' last seven home games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.Four of the Twins' last five games as favorites against National League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Nationals' last seven night games against American League opponents.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Twins' last four games as favorites against National League opponents.

Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals Prediction 

Minnesota comes into this game as a pretty big favorite, but they have lost seven games in a row. The Twins are 13-12 on the road, while Washington is only 8-10 at home. The Nationals have struggled to score consistently this season, but their pitching staff has been decent. Washington is going with Patrick Corbin, who has bad numbers on the season, but has done a good job of limiting runs in recent starts. I know both teams are struggling, but the Twins are an auto fade until they figure it out. My Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals prediction is for Washington to get the win. 

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