Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 5/22/24

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

Game Info: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 1:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Jake Irvin (2-4) (3.91) vs Simeon Woods Richardson (1-0) (2.97)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +119 / Minnesota Twins -141 --- Over/Under: 9.5 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 Wednesday, May 22nd at 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 Washington. 

Twins Offense Finally Breaks Out

The Twins offense was really struggling heading into Tuesday’s game but they sure impressed. The Twins scored 10 runs and that led to the victory. Byron Buxton hit two home runs and driven in three RBis. Joe Ryan went seven innings and gave up zero runs while striking out six. The Twins are averaging 4.04 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.53 runs per game. The offense is ranked 16th in the league while the defense is ranked 18th. As a team they are batting only .231 which is 21st in the league. 

Jeffers Has Had Strong Season

Ryan Jeffers has hit 10 home runs and driven in 31 RBIs. Getting the start for the Twins will be Simeon Woods Richardson and coming into this game with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 2.97. In his last start against the Cleveland Guardians, he went 5.1 innings giving up four hits and one run. 

Why Twins Will Win?

  • The Nationals have lost seven of their last eight games after playing the previous day.
  • The Twins have won seven of their last eight road games following a win.
  • The Twins have covered the run line in nine of their last 11 day games against National League opponents.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in three of their last four games as underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • The Nationals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four day games.
  • The Nationals have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four day games against opponents that held a winning record.

Nationals Offense Looks to Bounce Back

The Nationals offense was awful on Tuesday against Joe Ryan scoring zero runs. Patrick Corbin was awful on he mound also going six innings giving up nine hits and eight earned runs. He had three walks and three strikeouts. The Nationals are averaging 4.09 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.3 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st while the pitching is ranked 14th in the league. They currently have a negative run differential of -0.22 runs per game. 

Can Irvin be Good for the Nationals?

Getting the start for the Nationals will be Jake Irvin who sits with a 2-4 record and an ERA of 3.91. In his last start against the Philadelphia Phillies, he went five innings giving up five hits and four runs. 

Why Nationals Will Win?

  • The Nationals have won each of their last eight home games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Twins have lost four of their last five games as road favorites against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Nationals have covered the run line in 10 of their last 11 games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Twins have failed to cover the run line in 11 of their last 13 games as favorites against National League opponents following a road win.
  • The Twins have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five Wednesday games as road favorites.
  • The Nationals have won the first inning in each of their last four day games against the Twins.
  • The Twins have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five Wednesday games as road favorites.

Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals Prediction

Woods Richardson has been strong heading into this game and in the last start he gave up one only one run. The Nationals are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. The Twins offense has also been very inconsistent heading into this game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. This game is going to be lower scoring and the under is going to cash here.

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

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