Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians 5-5-2023

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians 5/5/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians 5/5/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Minnesota Twins will go against the Cleveland Guardians in MLB action in Progressive Field, OH, on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 7:10 PM ET.


The Twins’ staff struck out 301 hitters this season, resulting in a team-earned run average of 3.52, ranking them fifth in the league.


Pitchers for the Twins are sixth in baseball with 117 runs scored overall and 29 home runs allowed. Their pitching staff’s FIP as a team now stands at 3.53 and they walked 84 opposing batters this season.


Minnesota gave up 108 earned runs in addition to 233 hits (7.6 per 9 innings). Their pitching staff achieved a K/BB ratio of 3.58 and a WHIP of 1.15.


Pitchers for the Twins came into the game 18 times with runners on base and made 32 outings in high-pressure situations.


The relievers pitchers are ninth in MLB with 20 holds so far this season. The Twins bullpen entered the game in 35 save situations and has a save percentage of 60.0%.


They made 9 saves so far this season, but they also missed six of their fifteen opportunities to win the game. Throughout his career, Ober pitched 159 innings and struck out 157 batters.


His career WHIP is 1.140, and his ERA is 3.66 (65 earned runs allowed). He has 35 free passes and 147 base hits allowed (8.3 hits per nine innings).


In his six seasons in the major leagues, Ober, who has a record of 6-6, faced 650 batters and has a FIP of 3.86.


  • The total went OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 matches.
  • The Minnesota Twins are 1-9 SU in their last 10 matches against Cleveland.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 matches on the road.

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Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians Predictions 5/5/2023


This year, the Guardians have a combined FIP of 4.17 and a team WHIP of 1.279. They have a 7.30 K/BB ratio (228 strikeouts and 86 walks).


With 272, they presently have the 21st-best staff ranking in MLB for total hits surrendered. They gave up 31 long balls and 4.34 runs per nine innings, which ranks them 11th in the league.


The Cleveland pitching staff gave up 123 earned runs while only allowing 135 runs overall for an ERA of 3.95.


Of the 33 inherited runners, Cleveland relievers scored on 27.3% of them. Their bullpen relievers entered the game 29 times with runners on base and 46 times in high-pressure situations.


The Guardians recorded 14 holds and 7 blown saves out of 33 save opportunities. They sent 98 bullpen relievers to the mound this season and are placed 14th in the league with a save percentage of 63.2%.


In 17 innings thrown so far in his MLB career, Battenfield gave up 16 hits while recording 14 strikeouts. He has a WHIP of 1.558, a FIP of 5.9, and gave up a total of 9 earned runs. 


  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 9 matches.
  • The Cleveland Guardians are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 matches against Minnesota.

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians. The MLB pick for this game is the Minnesota Twins. The Minnesota Twins have 4.5 runs per game as a team, which ranks them 13th in MLB.


They scored 140 runs overall and have an overall on-base percentage of .309. Together, the Twins accounted for 47 two-baggers and threw 40 balls over the fence.


They have 239 base hits and 134 RBIs on the season, and their team batting average is .232. The Minnesota Twins will win to a predicted score of 


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MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET


Location: Progressive Field, OH


Date: Friday, May 5, 2023


TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes


MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins -117


MLB Totals: 8.5


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