Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins 5-12-2023

Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins 5/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins 5/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The MLB action will get underway with a collision between the NL Central Chicago Cubs and the AL Central Minnesota Twins in an Inter-League three-game series at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday.


The Chi Cubs improved to 18-19 overall and 7-8 when playing away from home after winning their recent outing while taking third place in the NL Central with 2.5 games behind Pittsburgh in first place.


The Cubs enter this inter-league series following a 10-4 home triumph versus the St. Louis Cardinals that prevented a series sweep on Wednesday.


3B Patrick Wisdom and Catcher Yan Gomes hit a homer each in leading the Chi Cubs in a 10-4 victory on Wednesday. 


Second Baseman Nico Hoerner batted an average of .303 while driving in a team-high 46 hits in leading the Cubs’ offense.


Left Fielder Ian Happ led Chicago in on-base percentage at .425 while Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom chipped in a team-leading 12 home runs and 23 RBIs for the Cubs.


Left-handed Pitcher Drew Smyly will open a three-game inter-league series for the Chicago Cubs on Friday evening. The southpaw starter is 3-1 on the season with an ERA of 3.05 and struck out 34 batters in his starts.  


The totals went UNDER in 8 of the Chi Cubs’ last 11 outings while the Cubs are 4-9 SU in their last 13 matches played.


The Chicago Cubs are 8-4 straight up in their last 12 contests played versus Minnesota while the totals went UNDER in 5 of the Cubs’ last 5 road games. 


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Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 5/12/2023


The Minnesota Twins will continue a homestand looking for their third straight home triumph when hosting the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.


Minnesota improved to 21-17 overall and 12-7 at home play following two successive victories at home while taking the lead in the AL Central leaving Detroit by three games behind in the second place.


The Twins beat the Padres in a series with a 2-1 standing that snapped a three-game losing streak following a 5-3 win in the finale yesterday.


On Thursday, Minnesota’s SP Emilio Pagan (3-0, 4.02 ERA) earned the victory for the Twins after giving away zero earned runs and zero free walks with one strikeout in pitching for 1.0 frame.


Designated Hitter Byron Buxton averages .226 at the plate with a team-leading eight home runs, 19 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .331 in augmenting the offense for Minnesota.


Third Baseman Jose Miranda contributed a team-high 29 hits in leading the Twins. On Friday, the Minnesota Twins management will give the ball to righty Sonny Gray to start in the series opener against the Chicago Cubs.


The right-handed starter is 4-0 on the year with a stunning ERA of 1.35 and has retired 47 batters in his starts.  


The totals went UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 contests. The Twins are 8-3 SU in their last 11 home matches. The Minnesota Twins are 1-5 SU in their last 6 outings at home versus the Chi Cubs.


The totals went UNDER in 4 of the Twins’ last 6 games against a rival from the NL. 


Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins. The MLB Pick for this contest is Minnesota -150.


This match-up will be a showdown between two starters as the Cubs’ SP Drew Smyly earned an ERA of only 3.05 and gave up two earned runs in each of his last five starts.


On the contrary, starter Sonny Gray of the Twins posted a solid 1.35 ERA and conceded one run in four of his last five appearances on the mound. The prediction: Minnesota Twins will win 4-2.


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Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins 5/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews    

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET


Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Date: Friday, May 12, 2023


TV: Apple TV+


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota Twins -150


MLB Totals: 8.0



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