Dodgers vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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Dodgers vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 17, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers (27-16) are -143 favorites to take Game 3 of th series from the Minnesota Twins (24-19) Wednesday at 3:10 PM ET. The teams enter the matchup with the series record tied, and the underdog Twins are listed with +122 odds to win the rubber match and take the series victory.

Dustin May will get the ball for Los Angeles while Minnesota will counter with Sonny Gray.

Dodgers vs. Twins Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -143
  • Twins odds to win: +122
  • Spread: Dodgers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • Time: 3:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet LA

Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Twins?

Dodgers and Twins Betting Trends

The Dodgers have been the moneyline favorite 39 total times this season. They’ve gone 25-14 in those games.

Los Angeles has a record of 17-11 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -143 or shorter (60.7% winning percentage).

This season, the Twins have won four out of the 14 games, or 28.6%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Minnesota is 2-3 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +122 or more on the moneyline.

In the 43 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Dodgers, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 22 times (22-20-1).

The Twins’ games have gone over the total in 18 of their 43 chances.

Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers score the fourth-most runs in baseball (230 total, 5.3 per game).

Los Angeles is second in MLB play with 71 home runs. They average 1.7 per game.

The Dodgers rank 25th in the majors with a .231 batting average.

Los Angeles’ 9.1 strikeouts per game are the fifth-most in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Dodgers has a collective 8.6 K/9, which ranks 15th in the majors.

Los Angeles has a 3.96 team ERA that ranks 10th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins have scored the 11th-most runs in the league this season with 204 (4.7 per game).

Minnesota has hit 58 homers this season, which ranks sixth in the majors.

The Twins have a team batting average of just .230 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.

Minnesota ranks 29th in strikeouts per game (9.6) among MLB offenses.

The Twins have a 9.8 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, first-best in baseball.

Minnesota has pitched to a 3.31 ERA this season, which ranks second in baseball.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

May (4-1) takes the mound for the Dodgers in his ninth start of the season. He has a 2.68 ERA in 47 2/3 innings pitched, with 32 strikeouts.

Freddie Freeman leads Los Angeles with a .318 batting average. He’s also hit seven homers and has 22 RBI.

Mookie Betts has collected 38 hits this season and has an OBP of .353. He’s slugging .494 on the year.

Max Muncy leads Los Angeles in home runs (14) and runs batted in (32) this season while batting .217.

Will Smith has 30 hits and an OBP of .412 to go with a slugging percentage of .613 this season.

Twins Key Players to Watch

The Twins will send Gray (4-0) to the mound for his ninth start this season.

Byron Buxton paces the Twins with a team-best batting average of .234.

Carlos Correa is batting .201 with nine doubles, a triple, six home runs and 16 walks.

Joey Gallo leads the Twins with nine home runs.

Trevor Larnach’s 26 runs batted in pace his team.

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), Jorge Alcala: 15 Day IL (Forearm), 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 4, Twins 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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