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MLB Betting Pick & Prediction: Minnesota Twins vs. San Francisco Giants - May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023

The San Francisco Giants enter this game having won four of their last five games and are on a two-game winning streak which includes a 4-1 win on the road against the Minnesota Twins in game one of the series on Monday.Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins enter this game having lost four of their last five games and are on a two-game losing streak which includes Mondays 1-4 loss at home in game one of the series against the San Francisco Giants.BookMaker has the Minnesota Twins listed as -138 money line favorites at home against the San Francisco Giants and has set the total for the over/under plays at 7.5 runs. Will the Giants extend their winning streak to three games or will the Twins end their two-game losing streak? Lets take a closer look at how these teams have played this year.San Francisco Giants Team PreviewThe San Francisco Giants enter this game with an overall record of 23-24 which puts them in 3rd place in the NL West and are coming off a 4-1 win on the road in game one of the series against the Minnesota Twins.Offensively, San Francisco scored four runs off five hits with all four runs coming in the 1st inning which included a three-run home run hit by Michael Conforto that also scored Mike Yastrzemski and J.D. Davis.The Giants will send Alex Cobb to the mound for game two of the series against the Twins on Tuesday. Cobb is 3-1 this season with a 1.94 ERA while recording 44 strikeouts.Minnesota Twins Team PreviewThe Minnesota Twins enter this game with an overall record of 25-23 which puts them in 1st place in the AL Central and are coming off a 1-4 loss at home against the San Francisco Giants in game one of the series.Offensively, the Twins scored one run off four hits with the lone run coming in the 8th inning when Kyle Garlick hit a one-run home run.Sonny Gray will take the mound for Minnesota against San Francisco on Tuesday for game two of the series. Gray is 4-0 on the year with an ERA of 1.64 and has recorded 60 strikeouts.Series Trends and Game PickBoth teams are 5-5 in the last ten games in the series and both averaged 4 runs per game in those matchups. The Twins have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 4 to 3 in those contests.The total is 5-5 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 8 runs per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 7 runs per game in those matchups.Both pitchers enter this game with ERAs below 2.00 with Sonny Gray having a 1.64 ERA and Alex Cobb having an ERA of 1.94. The under has been the trend most recently in the series, hitting in two of the last three games. As a result, I am taking the under 7.5 runs for this matchup on BookMaker.Spooky Express Pick: Under 7.5 Runs