Minnesota Twins vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction 05-23-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 23, 2023
Minnesota Twins vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction 05-23-2023 MLB Picks player photo
Credit: USA Today Sports

The San Francisco Giants and the Minnesota Twins meet in MLB action from Target Field on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Minnesota is listed as a -135 home favorite while San Francisco is a +115 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 7.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Alex Cobb will start for the Giants and is 3-1 with a 1.94 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Minnesota will send Sonny Gray to the mound here and he is 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

San Francisco’s 4-1 win on Monday snapped Minnesota’s three-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.


San Francisco is 4-10 in their last 14 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games against the AL Central while the under is 9-1 in their last 10 game two matchups. Minnesota is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 game two matchups while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 interleague games.


I’m backing the under here. I think this has all of the makings of a rock solid pitcher’s duel as Alex Cobb’s pitched well on the road and Sonny Gray has established himself as the ace of the Twins rotation this season. All in all, I think we have a low-scoring battle on our hands, so give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Under 7.5
Chris Ruffolo photograph

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg