Twins vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Twins vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 22, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Minnesota Twins (11-9) are favorites (-323) on the moneyline when they square off against the Washington Nationals (6-13) Saturday at 2:10 PM ET, live on BSN.

Pablo Lopez starts for Minnesota while Chad Kuhl is Washington’s starter for the contest.

Twins vs. Nationals Odds

  • Twins odds to win: -323
  • Nationals odds to win: +262
  • Spread: Twins -1.5
  • Total: 7 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSN

Who Will Win Twins vs. Nationals?

Twins and Nationals Betting Trends

The Twins have a 9-3 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 75% of those games).

Minnesota has not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -323 or shorter.

The Nationals have won six, or 31.6%, of the 19 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Washington has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +262 moneyline set for this game.

The Twins have played in 20 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total seven times (7-11-2).

Games involving the Nationals have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in eight of 19 chances this season.

Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins are the 21st-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.2 runs per game (84 total).

Minnesota is 14th in MLB with 22 total home runs.

The Twins have the 25th-ranked batting average in the majors (.226).

Minnesota strikes out 9.6 times per game, the No. 25 average in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Twins has a collective 9.9 K/9, the second-best in MLB.

Minnesota’s 3.15 team ERA ranks fourth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 27th with just 65 total runs (3.4 per game) this season.

Washington’s nine home runs rank last in MLB this season.

The Nationals have a team batting average of .247 this season, which ranks 15th among MLB teams.

No team has fewer strikeouts this season than Washington, which has struck out only 6.7 times per game on average.

The Nationals strike out just 7.0 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, worst in MLB.

Washington has the 15th-ranked ERA (4.37) in the majors this season.

Twins Key Players to Watch

Lopez gets the start for the Twins, his fifth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 1.73 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings pitched.

Joey Gallo leads Minnesota with five home runs this season. He’s batting .259 with 11 RBI.

Trevor Larnach leads Minnesota in runs batted in with 13 while batting .232 with two homers.

Byron Buxton is batting .242 to lead Minnesota this season.

Jose Miranda is batting .215 with an OBP of .271 and a slugging percentage of .241 this season.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

Kuhl (0-1) will take to the mound for the Nationals and make his fourth start of the season.

Jeimer Candelario leads the Nationals in home runs (three) and runs batted in (nine).

Keibert Ruiz is hitting .277 with three doubles, a home run and five walks.

Alex Call has put up a team-high nine runs batted in.

Lane Thomas is batting .284 with four doubles and four walks.

Twins and Nationals Injuries

Twins: Kyle Farmer: 10 Day IL (Face), Alex Kirilloff: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Josh Winder: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ronny Henriquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Gilberto Celestino: 60 Day IL (Thumb), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kenta Maeda: day-to-day (Ankle)

Nationals: Ildemaro Vargas: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Corey Dickerson: 10 Day IL (Calf), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Carter Kieboom: 10 Day IL (Finger), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Twins vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Twins 4, Nationals 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 7 runs
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