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Washington Nationals Starter Gio Gonzalez Out to Silence Minnesota Twins Bats in MLB Contest

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Minnesota Twins invade Nationals Park on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between Gio Gonzalez for the Washington Nationals (0-0 on the year) and Kyle Gibson for Minnesota Twins (0-2 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Minnesota Twins listed as underdogs of 160 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.3-2.7 win for the Twins on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 11-3 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Twins sit at 5-11 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Washington Nationals vs Minnesota Twins odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Minnesota Twins rank No. 12 at 8.44 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 18 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Taylor Jungmann and the Brewers 8-1 on Thursday at Miller Park.

The Nationals endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Marlins on Thursday, with M Scherzer throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Minnesota's last 20 games
  • Washington is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Washington, Saturday, April 23rd