We have interleague action on Saturday in Major League Baseball. In the middle of the afternoon, the Minnesota Twins will go on the road and take on the Washington Nationals. This is the middle game of a three game series between the two teams at Nationals Park. The Minnesota Twins are last in the American League Central, and have just 5 wins in 16 games. For the Washington Nationals, they are leading the National League East. Washington has started the season winning 11 out of their first 15 games. Find out the updated MLB betting run lines here.
Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals MLB Odds Analysis
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Where: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Radio: GO 93.3. TIBN
Stream Option: MLB TV
Pitching Matchup: Hughes vs. Roark
MLB Odds: TBA
Why Bet the Twins
It’s hard to want to bet on the Minnesota Twins after their historic bad start. The Twins have picked it up a bit since then and have played better baseball. The Twins are coming off a four game split against the Milwaukee Brewers. Minnesota’s offense has been one of the worst in all of baseball, scoring just 53 runs. The Twins have been led by Byung Ho Park, who has belted four homeruns, and veteran Joe Mauer, who is hitting .323 on the season. Phil Hughes comes into the game with a 1-2 record, and an earned run average of 4.42. Hughes will be 30 in June.
Why Bet the Nationals
Tanner Roark is actually a decent starting pitcher. The 29 year old is off to a 1-2 start, with a 3.71 earned run average, but has shown solid stuff in the past. Roark is coming off a 6 inning outing on the road at Miami. Washington’s offense is their bread and butter. Bryce Harper is putting together another unbelievable season. He is batting .321 for Washington, and has belted 8 homeruns, and already drove in 22 runs. The new second basemen for Washington, Daniel Murphy has continued to hit, as he leads the team with a .404 batting average.
Expert Score & Prediction
Phil Hughes against Tanner Roark does not scream out a great pitching matchup. When neither team has a pitcher that can dominate the game, the matchup then goes to the best offense. That is certainly going to be the Washington Nationals. If for no other reason than Bryce Harper is in the lineup, and has the ability to take Phil Hughes, and the rest of the pitchers deep. The Washington Nationals win this game. Bet on the Nationals -133 over the Twins on Saturday afternoon in interleague action. The final score prediction for this game is the Washington Nationals 7-4 over the Minnesota Twins.