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Twins vs Dodgers Predictions, Odds, Starting Pitchers & Lineups (May 17)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Updated Jun 1, 2023 · 4:37 PM PDT

May 15, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May (85) and shortstop Miguel Rojas (11) celebrate at the end of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Dodgers are -145 home favorites over the Twins on Wednesday
  • Sonny Gray (4-0, 1.39) will pitch for the Twins against the Dodgers’ Dustin May (4-1, 2.68)
  • A look at the Twins vs Dodgers predictions and odds can be found below 

The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers play the rubber game of their three-game series at 3:10 p.m. ET Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

The Twins (24-19, 10-11 road) beat the Dodgers 5-1 on Tuesday night for their third win in the last four games and fifth in their last seven. The Dodgers (27-16, 16-7 home) had their six-game winning streak end.

Twins vs Dodgers Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Minnesota Twins +125 +1.5 (-155) Over 8.5 (-115)
Los Angeles Dodgers -145 -1.5 (+135) Under 8.5 (-105)

The Dodgers are -145 favorites over the Twins on Wednesday in the MLB odds, giving them a 59.18% implied win probability. Los Angeles has +550 World Series championship odds and Minnesota is listed at +1800.

A high of 79 is forecast with mostly sunny skies and wind from the southwest 5-10 with gusts up to 15.


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Twins vs Dodgers Probable Pitchers

Sonny Gray (4-0, 1.39) is expected to pitch for the Twins against Dustin May (4-1, 2.68). Both will be working on four days of rest.

Gray vs May

Sonny Gray
Dustin May
4-0 Record 4-1
1.39 ERA 2.68
2.91 xERA 3.38
1.08 WHIP 0.94
3.50 SO/W 2.00

Gray had a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs last Friday at home. He allowed only one run on four hits in 5.1 innings while striking out nine and walking one.

This will be Gray’s sixth career start against the Dodgers. He has a 1-3 record and a 3.16 ERA.

The Twins are 5-3 when Gray pitches and he has logged three quality starts. On the road this season, Gray is 1-0 with a 2.40 ERA in three starts. He has been lights out on the road with a 3-0 record and 0.78 ERA in four outings.

May is 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA in his last four starts, though he had a no-decision last Friday against the visiting San Diego Padres. He pitched 6.2 innings and gave up two runs, five hits and one walk while striking out three.

This will be May’s first career appearance versus the Twins.

May has made only one start in the day this season, beating the San Francisco Giants on April 11 when he surrendered two runs in 5.1 innings. He is 1-0 with a 3.33 ERA in four starts at Dodger Stadium.

May, whose NL Cy Young odds are +1000, has recorded quality starts in half of his eight outings. The Dodgers are 5-3 in those games.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Twins Batters Batting Average vs Dustin May
Carlos Correa 1.000
Joey Gallo .000
Michael A. Taylor .000
Dodgers Batters Batting Average vs Sonny Gray
David Peralta .500
Trayce Thompson .500
J.D. Martinez .400
Freddie Freeman .333
Will Smith .333
Miguel Rojas .250
Chris Taylor .182
Mookie Betts .148
Jason Heyward .125
Max Muncy .100
Austin Barnes .000

Only three Twins have ever faced May and shortstop Carlos Correa is 1 for 1 with a walk. Dodgers designated hitter J.D. Martinez is 4 for 10 with a double and a home run off Gray while Mookie Betts is just 4 for 27 (.148) with three doubles.

Twins vs Dodgers Betting Outlook

Kyle Farmer hit a two-run home run and drove in three runs to lead the Twins over the Dodgers on Tuesday nighyt. His homer in the ninth inning put the game out of reach.

Farmer extended his hitting streak to nine games.

The Twins also got two hits and two stolen bases each from Byron Buxton and Willi Castro. Donovan Solano and Joey Gallo added two hits apiece.

Freddie Freeman had two hits and drove in the Dodgers’ only run. Freeman’s NL MVP odds are +3000.

The Twins placed reliever Jorge Alcala on the injured list before the game with a right forearm extensor muscle strain. Right-hander Jose DeLeon was called up from Triple-A St. Paul.

Twins vs Dodgers Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
5/16/23 Dodgers Twins MIN, 5-1
5/15/23 Dodgers Twins LAD, 9-8
8/10/22 Dodgers Twins LAD, 8-5
8/9/22 Dodgers Twins LAD, 10-3
4/13/22 Twins Dodgers LAD, 7-0
4/12/22 Twins Dodgers LAD, 7-2
7/26/17 Dodgers Twins LAD, 6-5
7/25/17 Dodgers Twins LAD, 6-2
7/24/17 Dodgers Twins LAD, 6-4
5/1/14 (2) Twins Dodgers LAD, 4-3

The Dodgers had been 11-0 against the Twins since 2014 before Minnesota won Tuesday night.

Twins vs Dodgers Prediction

In an intriguing pitching matchup, let’s ride with May and the Dodgers to get back on the winning track after Tuesday’s stumble.

Pick: Dodgers -145 ML

Season Record: 18-7 (+9.4 units) ML; 2-2 (0.0 units) RL; 2-1 (+1.0 unit) O/U; 22-9 (+10.4 units) overall


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