Twins vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 23, 2023

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Twins vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

Following a four-hit effort last time out, Joey Meneses leads the Washington Nationals (7-13) into action as +220 underdogs against the Minnesota Twins (11-10). First pitch from Target Field at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday, live on BSN.

Bailey Ober takes the mound for Minnesota while Patrick Corbin is Washington’s starter for the contest.

Twins vs. Nationals Odds

  • Twins odds to win: -267
  • Nationals odds to win: +220
  • Spread: Twins -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSN

Who Will Win Twins vs. Nationals?

Twins and Nationals Betting Trends

The Twins have gone 9-4 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 69.2% of those games).

Minnesota has played as moneyline favorites of -267 or shorter in only one game this season, which it lost.

The Nationals have entered the game as underdogs 20 times this season and won seven, or 35%, of those games.

This season, Washington has won two of its four games when it’s the underdog by at least +220 on the moneyline.

The Twins have played in 21 games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total eight times (8-11-2).

The Nationals and their opponents have hit the over in nine of their 20 games with a total this season.

Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins are the 21st-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.2 runs per game (88 total).

Minnesota is 16th in MLB play with 23 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Twins have the 24th-ranked batting average in the league (.227).

Minnesota strikes out 9.7 times per game, the fifth-worst average in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Twins has a collective 10.0 K/9, the second-best in the majors.

Minnesota’s 3.48 team ERA ranks seventh across all MLB pitching staffs.

Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals have scored 75 runs (just 3.8 per game) this season, which ranks 26th in MLB.

Washington’s 10 home runs rank 29th in MLB this season.

The Nationals rank 10th in MLB with a .255 team batting average.

Washington has the fewest strikeouts in MLB, fanning only 7.0 times per game on average.

The Nationals have a 7.2 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, worst in baseball.

Washington has the 15th-ranked ERA (4.30) in the majors this season.

Twins Key Players to Watch

Ober will start for the Twins, his first this season.

Joey Gallo leads Minnesota in home runs this season with five while driving in 11 runs.

Trevor Larnach is a key run producer for Minnesota with a .233 average, two homers and 15 RBI.

Byron Buxton is batting .243 to lead Minnesota, while adding three homers and seven runs batted in this season.

Carlos Correa is batting .227 with an OBP of .297 and a slugging percentage of .364 this season.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

Corbin (1-2) will take the mound for the Nationals, his fifth start of the season.

Jeimer Candelario has a team-high three home runs and 11 runs batted in.

Victor Robles is hitting .305 to pace his team.

Keibert Ruiz has three doubles, a home run and five walks while hitting .277.

Alex Call is hitting .196 with a double, a home run and 11 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 5, Nationals 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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