Guardians vs. Prediction Twins: Picks, odds, live stream, TV channels, start time on Thursday, 23 June

The Cleveland Guardians and Minnesota Twins play Thursday with the first throw set at 13:10 ET. The game takes place at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN and will only be available on local TV or via an MLB.tv subscription.

At one point this season, it looked like it could be a year of rebuilding in Cleveland. Now, the Guardians have won eight of their last 10 matches and are one game ahead of the Twins for first place at AL Central. It was a thorough effort as Jose Ramirez, Amed Rosario and Josh Naylor all played big roles with the bats. At the mound, Zach Pleasac had some struggles as he was 2-4 with a 4.41 ERA.

With the Guardians’ recent hot streak, this is a very important match for the Twins. They are on a three-game losing streak and could really use a win. Because he’s been great all year, Luis Arraez continues to swing his stick well. In their last seven games, Arraez hit 0.444 with one home run and five runs through their last seven games. On the mound, Devin Smeltzer has been quite good this season, however, he is coming off his worst form this season. In 4.1 innings against the Diamondbacks, Smeltzer delivered six rounds earned with nine strokes and two moves.

Guard vs. Twin

thrower: Zach Plesac vs. Devin Smeltzer
First pitch: 13:10 ET
Guardians local broadcasts: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Twin local broadcasts: North Bally Sports
Live broadcast: MLB.tv (subscribe)

Odds, picks & predictions

Run Line: Twin -1.5
Run total: 10
Money line opportunities: Twins -135, Guard +115

Moneyline Options: Twin -135

By way of the standings, the Twins should win this match. They are the better team, but they haven’t been playing like that lately. I fully expect Minnesota to come out and win easily in the final game of the series. Being swept away by the Guardians would be the worst outcome for the Twins.

Player prop options: Luis Arraez over 1.5 bases total (-120)

Arraez currently has the best average in MLB. Since the start of the season and has played a major role for the Twins. In his career against Plesac he was 3-8 and I hope he stays hot today.

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