Nationals vs. Twins Prediction
The Washington Nationals and the host Minnesota Twins will open an interleague series tonight. Can Washington go on the road and get a win as the dogs?
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Target Field at 7:40PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are a -138 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Nationals are a +128 underdog, while the total sits at 10.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 61 percent of public bets are siding with host Minnesota. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Nats snap four-game skid
Washington posted a 9-4 victory Sunday afternoon at Atlanta to improve to 79-63 overall and 38-34 on the road. Max Scherzer recorded the win as he allowed one earned run on two hits with nine strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Adam Eaton helped lead the Nationals offense as he went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and three RBIs. Yan Gomes was 2-for-5 with two solo home runs. Juan Soto ended the game 1-for-4 with a solo homer plus a walk. Asdrubal Cabrera was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Anibal Sanchez will start tonight for Washington as he enters with an 8-7 record, 4.11 ERA and 1.35 WHIP plus 118 strikeouts over 140 innings.
Twins fall in finale
Minnesota lost its home series finale against Cleveland Sunday afternoon by a score of 5-2 to drop to 88-55 overall and 40-31 at home. Mitch Garver helped lead the Twins offense as he finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run. LaMonte Wade Jr. was 1-for-1 with two walks and an RBI. Luis Arraez ended the game 1-for-4 with a run scored. Randy Dobnak took the loss as he allowed two earned runs on three hits with one strikeout and one walk over two innings of work. Jose Berrios draws the start tonight for Minnesota as he comes in with an 11-8 record, 3.78 ERA and 1.25 WHIP plus 169 strikeouts over 174 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 4-0 in the last four Sanchez road starts. Washington is 7-3 in its last 10 Tuesday games.
The Twins are 4-0 in their last four Tuesday games. Minnesota is 1-4 in its last five interleague home games.
Berrios has really been struggling lately and I'm not sure if I'm ready to put my trust in him right now. As for Sanchez, he's been a reliable arm at the back end of the Nats rotation. With Washington looking to lock down its NL Wild Card spot over the next few weeks, I'm going to say it opens this series with a nice statement victory on the road.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS +128