Twins vs. Giants Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Twins vs. Giants Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

Two of the league’s best will take to the mound Tuesday when the Minnesota Twins (25-23) and San Francisco Giants (23-24) square off at 7:40 PM ET, live on BSN. Sonny Gray (1.64 ERA this season) gets the ball for the Twins (-150 favorites on the moneyline), while the underdog Giants (+129) will turn to Alex Cobb and his 1.94 ERA.

Minnesota sends Gray (4-0) to the mound for his 10th start this season, while Cobb (3-1) also makes his 10th start of the year for San Francisco.

Twins vs. Giants Odds

  • Twins odds to win: -150
  • Giants odds to win: +129
  • Spread: Twins -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSN

Who Will Win Twins vs. Giants?

Twins and Giants Betting Trends

The Twins have won 20 of the 31 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (64.5%).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -150 or shorter, Minnesota has a 10-7 record (winning 58.8% of its games).

The Giants have been underdogs in 24 games this season and won 12 (50%) of those contests.

San Francisco has a record of 3-6, a 33.3% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +129 or more by sportsbooks this season.

The Twins have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 48 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 20 of those games (20-24-4).

The Giants and their opponents have hit the over in 21 of their 47 games with a total this season.

Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins rank 11th in runs scored with 220, 4.6 per game.

Minnesota averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB play with 64 total home runs.

The Twins are 24th in MLB with a .229 batting average.

Minnesota strikes out 9.9 times per game, the worst average in baseball.

The 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Twins pitching staff leads the majors.

Minnesota has a 3.43 team ERA that ranks third among all MLB pitching staffs.

Giants Stats & Insights

The Giants have scored 205 runs (4.4 per game) this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.

San Francisco has hit 66 homers this season, which ranks sixth in the majors.

The Giants’ .239 batting average ranks 20th in the league this season.

San Francisco is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 27th with an average of 9.6 strikeouts per game.

The Giants have an 8.8 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 13th in the majors.

San Francisco has pitched to a 4.32 ERA this season, which ranks 16th in baseball.

Twins Key Players to Watch

The Twins are sending Gray (4-0) out for his 10th start of the season. He is 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 60 strikeouts through 49 1/3 innings pitched.

Byron Buxton leads Minnesota with a .231 batting average. He’s also hit nine homers and has 21 RBI.

Carlos Correa is batting .213 with an OBP of .302 and a slugging percentage of .396 this season.

Joey Gallo leads Minnesota in home runs with 11. He’s driven in 23 runs and is slugging .554.

Trevor Larnach leads Minnesota in runs batted in (27) this season. He’s batting .215 while slugging .392.

Giants Key Players to Watch

The Giants will hand the ball to Cobb (3-1) for his 10th start of the season.

Thairo Estrada leads the Giants with a team-high batting average of .309.

LaMonte Wade Jr is hitting .252 with four doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 33 walks.

J.D. Davis paces the Giants with 26 runs batted in.

Michael Conforto has put his power on display as he paces his team with nine home runs.

Twins and Giants Injuries

Twins: Nick Gordon: 10 Day IL (Shin), Jorge Polanco: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Trevor Larnach: 10 Day IL (Pneumonia), Max Kepler: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Kenta Maeda: 15 Day IL (Tricep), Caleb Thielbar: 15 Day IL (Oblique strain), Jorge Alcala: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Gilberto Celestino: 60 Day IL (Thumb), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Carlos Correa: day-to-day (Heel)

Giants: Austin Slater: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Joc Pederson: 10 Day IL (Hand), Joey Bart: 10 Day IL (Groin), Ross Stripling: 15 Day IL (Back), Roberto Pérez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Heliot Ramos: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Luke Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis González: 60 Day IL (Back), Thomas Szapucki: 60 Day IL (Left arm), Logan Webb: day-to-day (Back)

Twins vs. Giants Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Twins 4, Giants 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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