Minnesota Twins vs Atlanta Braves 6/26/2023 – The Minnesota Twins hit the road to face the Atlanta Braves in a highly anticipated matchup on Monday. With divisional standings on the line, this game is set to be a thrilling battle for supremacy. The Twins, currently standing at 40-39, have had mixed results in their previous ten games, splitting their record evenly. Every victory becomes crucial as they cling to a slim two-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central Division race. The Atlanta Braves will win this game, as predicted by the top MLB betting sites.
Minnesota Twins vs Atlanta Braves 6/26/2023
|When:||Monday, June 26, 7:20 PM EDT|
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The Minnesota Twins, currently standing at 40-39, have had a rollercoaster ride in their previous ten games, splitting their record evenly. With a slim two-game lead over Cleveland, they are determined to maintain their position at the top.
In their recent battle against the Detroit Tigers, the Twins showcased their resilience with a hard-fought 6-3 road victory in ten innings. Royce Lewis stepped up with an impressive performance, collecting three hits and crossing the plate twice, igniting the team to secure the crucial win.
Sonny Gray to take the mound for Minnesota.
Taking the mound for the Twins is the seasoned right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray. With a 4-1 record and a remarkable 2.56 ERA, Gray is making a solid case for his third career All-Star Game appearance. Throughout his 81 innings of work, Gray has been a force to be reckoned with, limiting opposing batters to just two home runs and racking up an impressive 84 strikeouts.
Pitching has undoubtedly been the Twins’ strength, and Gray’s dominance adds another layer of confidence to the team. Leading Major League Baseball in HR/9 and boasting the best FIP in the American League, Gray has been a consistent performer, not allowing more than three runs in any of his starts this season. When it’s a “Gray day,” Minnesota always has a chance to come out on top.
While pitching has been impressive, the Twins have faced some challenges on the offensive front. Currently ranked 21st in runs per game, there is room for improvement in the team’s scoring prowess. However, compared to their AL Central rivals, the Twins still hold a position of royalty.
To enhance their offensive capabilities, the team must focus on reducing their league-worst strikeout rate and capitalize on their power-hitting ability. They have shown the potential to clear fences but need to improve in other areas, such as stolen bases, where they rank 29th in the league with an 86.0% success rate.
Players to watch: Carlos Correa SS (GP 69, AB 264, R 24, H 57, 2B 15, 3B 2, HR 11, RBI 37, TB 109, BB 29, SO 71, SB 0, AVG 0.216, OBP 0.293, SLG 0.413, OPS 0.705, WAR 1, Byron Buxton DH (GP 61, AB 218, R 35, H 45, 2B 10, 3B 1, HR 13, RBI 27, TB 96, BB 28, SO 77, SB 6, AVG 0.206, OBP 0.304, SLG 0.44, OPS 0.744, WAR 0.8
The Atlanta Braves, currently on fire with nine wins in their last ten games, boast the best overall record in the National League. Their recent victory against the Cincinnati Reds showcased their dominance, with first baseman Matt Olson smashing a crucial three-run homer to secure a 7-6 road win. Led by veteran starter Charlie Morton, who earned the win with a solid performance, the Braves improved their impressive record to 50-27.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins, known for their power-hitting abilities, will face a formidable challenge against the Braves. While the Twins have been hitting their fair share of home runs, the Braves have emerged as the league leaders in this category.
Along with their impressive power, the Braves also boast the highest on-base percentage in MLB, contributing to their ability to score runs at an impressive rate. This month, they have outscored all their opponents, making them a force to be reckoned with. Led by NL MVP favorite Ronald Acuna Jr. and a strong supporting cast, the Braves have a well-rounded lineup that excels in multiple facets of the game.
Atlanta’s strong pitching squad.
Not only do the Braves possess a formidable offense, but their pitching staff is also highly effective. With the seventh-lowest ERA in the majors, their pitching has been a key factor in their success. One of the standout pitchers on their roster is Spencer Strider, a 24-year-old righty who has been dominant on the mound.
While he has experienced some recent struggles, including a higher ERA since May 1, Strider remains one of baseball’s premier strikeout artists. With an incredible 136 strikeouts in just over 84 innings and an impressive 1.15 WHIP, Strider can overpower opposing batters.
Players to watch: Ronald Acuna Jr. RF (GP 77, AB 314, R 67, H 103, 2B 23, 3B 1, HR 16, RBI 47, TB 176, BB 37, SO 45, SB 35, AVG 0.328, OBP 0.402, SLG 0.561, OPS 0.962, WAR 4.1, Austin Riley 3B (GP 77, AB 302, R 50, H 80, 2B 14, 3B 0, HR 13, RBI 38, TB 133, BB 30, SO 79, SB 2, AVG 0.265, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.44, OPS 0.774, WAR 1.2
Minnesota Twins vs Atlanta Braves Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 15 games.
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Minnesota is 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against Atlanta.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games on the road.
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League East Division.
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games played in June.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta’s last 12 games.
Atlanta is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 9 games against Minnesota.
Atlanta is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 8 games against an American League Central Division opponent.
Atlanta are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games played in June.
Minnesota Twins vs Atlanta Braves Betting Picks
As the Minnesota Twins enter this series, they are well aware of the work that lies ahead. With their division lead on the line, they must bring their A-game. They need to overcome their offensive challenges to secure victory against their rivals. But the Atlanta Braves are too strong to ignore now and will be winning, according to the latest baseball betting trends.
Score Prediction: Braves 4, Twins 2.