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MLB Betting Preview: Minnesota Twins vs. Philadelphia Phillies

August 13, 2023

Exciting betting prospects are coming up soon within the realm of MLB, centering around the conclusion of a three-game series featuring the Minnesota Twins and the Philadelphia Phillies. Both squads are committed to staying strong within their respective divisions, making this a great betting opportunity.

  • Date: Game 3 on August 13, 2023 at 1:35 PM ET

  • Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Twins finally snapped their four game losing streak dating back from their last series, with a dominant win in game two against the Phillies. Their 8-1 showing was a much better improvement compared to game one, which was an ugly 13-2 defeat. Sonny Gray is expected on the mound for game three and is 5-5 this year.

Their batting average is around .237 and their opponent’s average is hovering .237. They are essentially doing the same as their opponents at the plate.

Their earned run average is nearing 3.95 and their on base percentage has moved close to .315. They also have a slugging percentage coming around .414, which is close to the league average.

The Twins are leading in the AL Central by about five games ahead of the next team in line, the Cleveland Guardians. They need to continue distancing themselves in the division.

Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

The Phillies had a strong game one performance in this series that extended their winning streak to three. However, they are coming off of a bad loss in game two and must recover. Ranger Suarez gets the start on the mound but is 2-5 this season.

Their stats are slightly better than the Twins in a few areas. Their batting average is around .257 and their opponents average is hovering .240. This ratio is slightly positive and shows a solid separation between the two averages.

Their earned run average is nearing 3.94 and their on base percentage has moved close to .325. They also have a slugging percentage coming around .424, which is a hair above the league average.

The Phillies are second in the NL East by about 11 games behind the Atlanta Braves. They need every win they can get in order to catch them.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie show that this is nearly a coin flip, with the Philadelphia Phillies slightly favored to win. The market is estimating that the Phillies have a 53.9 percent chance to be victorious.

  • Minnesota Twins: -102

  • Philadelphia Phillies: -118

  • *odds are subject to changes

The Phillies are at their best at home while the Twins are a bit below .500 on the road. The Phillies need this game if they want to start positive momentum in their division. Look for the Phillies to bounce back with strong offense.

Final Pick: Take the Philadelphia Phillies to Win at -118