Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians 5/5/2023 – On Friday evening, the Minnesota Twins will be meeting the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. This will be the first game of a three-game series between these two teams. The Minnesota Twins are 18-14 on the scoreboard after playing the Chicago White Sox in the previous round. The Cleveland Guardians took on the New York Yankees last time out and are 14-17 on the season as of now. The best MLB betting picks from game experts are predicting the Minnesota Twins to win in this game.
Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians 5/5/2023
|When:||Friday, May 5, 7:10 PM EDT|
|Where:||Progressive Field Cleveland, Ohio|
That’ll work. pic.twitter.com/VMsXFTgk5R
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) May 4, 2023
The Minnesota Twins managed to lose both games against the Chicago White Sox before coming here. In this baseball season, the Twins are batting with an average of .228 and have scored a total of 147 runs. The highest number of home runs for the Twins has been scored by Byron Buxton who has knocked eight homers out of the park so far. The Twins will be sending Bailey Ober to the hill for this game. Ober is currently 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA.
Players to watch: Jose Miranda 3B (GP 31, AB 118, R 11, H 26, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 12, TB 38, BB 9, SO 21, SB 0, AVG 0.22, OBP 0.281, SLG 0.322, OPS 0.603, WAR 0.3, Carlos Correa SS (GP 28, AB 107, R 10, H 22, 2B 5, 3B 1, HR 4, RBI 14, TB 41, BB 13, SO 27, SB 0, AVG 0.206, OBP 0.289, SLG 0.383, OPS 0.672, WAR 0.4
The Cleveland Guardians were paired with the New York Yankees last time out and won only one game out of three. The Guardians are batting with an average of .228 in this MLB season and have scored 116 runs so far. Josh Bell is leading the offense for the Guardians with a trio of homers and 14 rib-eyes. The Cleveland Guardians will be sending Peyton Battenfield to the mound for this matchup. Battenfield is 0-2 with a 4.67 ERA.
Players to watch: Steven Kwan LF (GP 31, AB 124, R 15, H 34, 2B 4, 3B 1, HR 0, RBI 11, TB 40, BB 18, SO 15, SB 8, AVG 0.274, OBP 0.361, SLG 0.323, OPS 0.684, WAR 0.1, Jose Ramirez 3B (GP 31, AB 119, R 17, H 34, 2B 9, 3B 1, HR 3, RBI 17, TB 54, BB 18, SO 13, SB 5, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.374, SLG 0.454, OPS 0.828, WAR 1
Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games.
Minnesota are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games against Cleveland.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games on the road.
Minnesota are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 13 games against an opponent in the American League.
Minnesota are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the American League Central Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 9 games.
Cleveland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 7 games at home.
Cleveland are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland’s last 10 games against an opponent in the American League.
Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians Betting Picks
Both these teams are hoping to win here and get some consistency for their respective seasons, and are coming here with losing streaks. The most recent baseball betting trends are in favor of a win for the Minnesota Twins here.
Score Prediction: Twins 6, Guardians 3.