Nationals vs. Twins Prediction
The Washington Nationals and host Minnesota Twins have split the first two games of their interleague series. Which side will win today's rubber game?
925 Washington Nationals at 926 Minnesota Twins
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Target Field at 7:40PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -127 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Twins are a +117 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Thursday afternoon, 61 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Zimmerman helps power Nats
Washington picked up a 6-2 road win Wednesday night at Minnesota to improve to 80-64 overall and 39-35 on the road. Ryan Zimmerman helped pace the Nationals offensively as he ended the contest 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Trea Turner went 1-for-5 with a solo homer. Howie Kendrick was 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Stephen Strasburg picked up the win as he gave up two earned runs on two hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Patrick Corbin will start tonight for Washington as he enters with an 11-7 record, 3.16 ERA and 1.14 WHIP plus 210 strikeouts over 179 2/3 innings pitched.
Twins drop middle game
Minnesota lost by a score of 6-2 at home Wednesday night against Washington to fall to 89-56 overall and 41-32 at home. Jorge Polanco helped lead the Twins offense as he ended the game 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Luis Arraez was 3-for-5 plus a run scored. Jason Castro went 2-for-4. Martin Perez took the loss as he gave up five earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks over five innings. Kyle Gibson draws the start tonight as he comes in with a 13-6 record, 4.58 ERA and 1.35 WHIP plus 146 strikeouts over 149 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 2-5 in their last seven games overall. Washington is 1-4 in the last five Corbin road starts.
The Twins are 12-5 in their last 17 games overall. Minnesota is 0-5 in its last five interleague home games versus a left-handed starter.
It starts with starting pitching and I do trust Corbin a lot more than Gibson, although the latter has benefited from strong run support all season. Washington is more in need of wins right now to stay on top of the Wild Card standings and I think Corbin will deliver a quality start. Look for the Nats to get to Gibson early and stay on top.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -127