Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins 5-14-2023

Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins 5/14/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins 5/14/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Chicago Cubs will go against the Minnesota Twins in MLB action in Target Field, MN, on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 2:10 PM ET.


On Friday night, Chicago won the first game of the series with a comeback in the seventh inning that led to a 6-2 triumph. The Cubs are traveling for nine games, stopping in Minnesota, Houston, and Philadelphia.


The Cubs hit .270 (3rd), had a .775 OPS (5th), and averaged 4.97 runs per game. This season, their 46 home runs rank eleventh, while their 35 steals rank sixth.


3B Patrick Wisdom leads the team in home runs (12) and RBI (23), while LF Ian Happ tops the team in batting average (.311) and on-base percentage (.430).


With 20 quality starts, the Chi-town pitching staff has a 3.38 ERA, ranking fifth, and a 1.14 WHIP, ranking third.


For Chicago, Stroman gets the start on Sunday at Minneapolis. In all but one of his starts in 2023, the veteran pitcher of nine years pitched at least six innings.


In his most recent start against St. Louis, he allowed two runs on four hits and six strikeouts. This year, Stroman accumulated 36 Ks and 14 walks.


  • The total went OVER in 5 of the Chi Cubs’ last 6 matches.
  • The Chi Cubs are 5-10 SU in their last 15 matches.
  • The Chicago Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches on the road.

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Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 5/14/2023 Picks


Only 3.5 games separate Minnesota, who is currently leading the AL Central, from both Detroit and Cleveland. Are the Twins the team to beat in the long term, or did they just have a good start?


Minny ranks 22nd in run average, hits .218 (30th), and has a 24th-ranked .679 OPS. This season, it stole 10 bases (30th) and hit 47 home runs (10th).


DH Byron Buxton leads the team in home runs (8) and RBI (19), while LF Trevor Larnach tops the group in batting average (.221) and on-base percentage (.331).


The Twins’ pitching staff finished 2023 with 19 quality starts and a 2nd-place 3.36 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.


The Twinkies’ starting pitcher tomorrow afternoon at home is Varland. In his previous appearance, the right-hander went six innings while limiting San Diego to one run on five hits.


This year, Varland pitched 16.2 innings with a 20:5 K:BB ratio. It’s only his second professional season.


  • The total went OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 matches against the Chi Cubs.
  • The Minnesota Twins are 9-4 SU in their last 13 matches at home.
  • The Twins are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches at home against the Chi Cubs.

Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins. The MLB pick for this game is the Chicago Cubs.


The Twins are 0-5 in their past five meetings with the Cubs in Minnesota and 6-20 in their last 26 matches against starters with a WHIP of less than 1.15.


Chicago has strong splits against right-handed pitchers (.268/.345/.417/.763) as well as good road splits (.285 BA/.356 OBP/.455 SLG/.811 OPS).


Varland only made eight starts in his career and is inexperienced; in three games, he allowed four home runs. He won’t be able to match wits with the seasoned Stroman tomorrow, in my opinion.


The Twins’ day game splits (.217/.301/.346/.647) are not terrific, and they are batting just .222 with a .304 OBP versus right-handers.


This year, Stroman did not lack self-confidence, and in almost all of his appearances, he was reliable for at least six innings.


The Chicago bullpen leads the NL with the lowest ERA (3.42) and WHIP (1.11), as well as the fewest HR allowed and 142 Ks. The Chicago Cubs will win to a predicted score of 4-3.


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Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins 5/14/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM ET


Location: Target Field, MN


Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023




MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs +103


MLB Totals: 7.5


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