Dodgers vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 15, 2023

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Dodgers vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 15, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers (26-15) are favored on the moneyline (-118) in Monday’s contest with the Minnesota Twins (23-18). First pitch is at 10:10 PM ET on SportsNet LA. The Twins, with +158 odds, are favored against the spread (1.5).

Noah Syndergaard takes the mound for Los Angeles while Pablo Lopez is Minnesota’s starter for the contest.

Dodgers vs. Twins Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -118
  • Twins odds to win: -100
  • Spread: Twins -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Time: 10:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet LA

Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Twins?

Dodgers and Twins Betting Trends

The Dodgers have won 64.9% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (24-13).

Los Angeles has a record of 22-12 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -118 or shorter (64.7% winning percentage).

The Twins have won three, or 25%, of the 12 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Minnesota is 3-6 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -100 or more on the moneyline.

The Dodgers have played in 41 games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-19-1).

Games involving the Twins have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 17 of 41 chances this season.

Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers have the No. 4 offense in MLB play scoring 5.4 runs per game (220 total runs).

Los Angeles ranks second in MLB play with 68 home runs. They average 1.7 per game.

The Dodgers’ .231 batting average ranks 24th in MLB.

Los Angeles strikes out nine times per game to rank 25th in the majors.

The 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Dodgers pitching staff ranks 22nd in the majors.

Los Angeles’ 3.89 team ERA ranks 11th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins have scored 191 runs (4.7 per game) this season, which ranks 12th in MLB.

Minnesota ranks sixth in Major League Baseball with 55 home runs.

The Twins have a team batting average of just .227 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.

Minnesota is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 27th with an average of 9.4 strikeouts per game.

The Twins average 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, most in the league.

Minnesota has the third-best ERA (3.30) in the majors this season.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

Syndergaard makes the start for the Dodgers, his eighth of the season. He is 1-3 with a 6.12 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings pitched.

Freddie Freeman leads Los Angeles with a batting average of .309. He’s also hit seven home runs with 20 RBI.

Mookie Betts is batting .252 with an OBP of .358 and a slugging percentage of .510 this season.

Max Muncy leads Los Angeles in home runs with 12 and runs batted in with 29.

Will Smith is batting .322 with an OBP of .417 and a slugging percentage of .598 this season.

Twins Key Players to Watch

The Twins will send Lopez (2-2) to the mound for his ninth start this season.

Byron Buxton has seven doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 21 walks while batting .222.

Carlos Correa has been productive as he paces his team with 23 RBI.

Joey Gallo has collected a team-high nine home runs.

Trevor Larnach has a club-high 23 RBI and .234 batting average.

Dodgers and Twins Injuries

Dodgers: Michael Grove: 15 Day IL (Groin), Jimmy Nelson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Daniel Hudson: 60 Day IL (Knee), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Álex Reyes: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Pepiot: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee)

Twins: Max Kepler: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Kenta Maeda: 15 Day IL (Tricep), Caleb Thielbar: 15 Day IL (Oblique strain), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Gilberto Celestino: 60 Day IL (Thumb), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Dodgers vs. Twins Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Dodgers 6, Twins 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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