Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction 05-17-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 17, 2023
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The Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet in interleague action from Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


The Dodgers are -150 home favorites while the Twins are +130 road underdogs. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Sonny Gray will start for the Twins and is 4-0 with a 1.39 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Dustin May will start for the Dodgers and is 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Minnesota’s 5-1 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday snapped Los Angeles’ 12-game head-to-head winning streak in this matchup.


Minnesota is 16-38 in their last 54 road games and 10-21 in their last 31 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Los Angeles is 94-41 in their last 135 games overall and 48-22 in their last 70 interleague home games while the over is 10-4 in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record.


I’m backing the Dodgers here. Sonny Gray has been outstanding for much of the season, but his problem here is that the Dodgers as a unit have been playing really well and Dustin May has had a strong start to the year. The Dodgers have owned the Twins for the most part for some time now and while Gray will be fine, he’s not going to win every single start and I just think this one ends up being a rough one for him. Give me the Dodgers.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Los Angeles Dodgers -150
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