Tigers vs Twins Prediction MLB Experts Picks 6/23

Tigers vs Twins Prediction MLB Experts Picks 6/23

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MLB Predictions: Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers 



In an exciting MLB matchup, the Minnesota Twins will take on the Detroit Tigers on June 23, 2023. Both teams have shown their capabilities on the field, and this game promises to be a thrilling contest. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive analysis of each team's pitching, hitting, and injuries, along with an explanation of our prediction.


Pitching Analysis

The Minnesota Twins will send Kenta Maeda to the mound for this game. Maeda has had a difficult season so far, with a 0-4 record, a 9.00 ERA, and a WHIP of 1.63. He has struggled with command and has given up a high number of hits and home runs.

The Detroit Tigers will counter with Joey Wentz, who has a 1-7 record, a 6.82 ERA, and a WHIP of 1.56. Wentz has also had his struggles, particularly in terms of giving up hits and walks. Both pitchers have shown vulnerability, which could lead to a higher-scoring game.


Hitting Analysis

The Minnesota Twins' offense has shown some power, with Byron Buxton leading the team with 13 home runs. However, their overall batting average is lower at .231. Carlos Correa has been a key contributor with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs.

The Detroit Tigers have struggled offensively, with a lower team batting average of .229. Jake Rogers leads the team with 9 home runs. However, they have shown improvement recently, winning their last game and scoring runs in previous matchups against the Twins.


Injury Analysis

The Minnesota Twins have some key players on the injured list, including Jorge Lopez, Jorge Alcala, Cole Sands, Connor Prielipp, and Kenta Maeda. These injuries have put additional pressure on their pitching staff, potentially impacting their ability to prevent runs.

The Detroit Tigers also have players like Akil Baddoo, Eduardo Rodriguez, Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal, and Jackson Jobe on the injured list. These injuries may weaken their pitching staff and open up opportunities for the opposing team to score runs.



Considering the pitching vulnerabilities and the recent offensive performances of both teams, the over of 8.5 runs is an appealing betting option. Kenta Maeda and Joey Wentz have struggled this season, giving opposing hitters opportunities to score. Additionally, both teams have hitters capable of driving in runs, especially in favorable scoring conditions.

The recent matchup history between the Twins and Tigers has also shown higher-scoring games. With the potential for both teams to capitalize on the pitching weaknesses, it is likely that this game will see more than 8 .5 runs scored.


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