Brewers vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 3, 2021

The Milwaukee Brewers (1-0) and the Minnesota Twins (0-1) meet on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. The Brewers are favored (-125) against the underdog Twins (+108). Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes starts against Minnesota’s Jose Berrios.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 3, 2021, 9:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Brewers vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Burnes (MIL) Pitcher Berríos (MIN)
4 – 1 W/L 5 – 4
59.2 IP 63.0
2.11 ERA 4.00
1.020 WHIP 1.320
13.3 K/9 9.7
3.6 BB/9 3.7

Brewers Probable Starter Corbin Burnes

  • Burnes gets the call to start for the Brewers, his first of the season.
  • The 26-year-old righty started and threw 3 2/3 innings in his last appearance on Friday, Sept. 25 against the Cardinals.
  • Burnes and his team went 2-5 in games he appeared in when they were moneyline favorites a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 3, 2021 at 2:06 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Burnes

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Sanó 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 1.000
Luis Arraez 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Byron Buxton 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nelson Cruz 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Max Kepler 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Jorge Polanco 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Josh Donaldson 1 1.000 1 1 1 1.000 5.000

Twins Probable Starter José Berríos

  • Berrios has been named the starter for the Twins and will make his first start this season.
  • The last time the righty took the mound was on Wednesday, Sept. 30 last season, when he pitched five innings in a matchup with the Astros.
  • The right-hander appeared in one game with his team as the moneyline underdog last season and won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 3, 2021 at 2:06 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Berríos

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Omar Narváez 22 .273 6 0 0 .360 .769
Avisaíl García 15 .200 3 0 1 .294 .494
Jackie Bradley Jr. 12 .083 1 0 0 .214 .297
Daniel Vogelbach 8 .375 3 1 2 .375 1.125
Lorenzo Cain 8 .375 3 0 0 .444 1.069
Christian Yelich 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Billy McKinney 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Travis Shaw 3 .667 2 1 1 .667 2.334
Kolten Wong 3 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Daniel Robertson 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Brewers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Brewers scored the fifth-fewest runs in baseball (247 total, 4.1 per game).
  • The Brewers were favored on the moneyline 37 total times last season. They finished 18-19 in those games.
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -125 or shorter, Milwaukee went 15-13 (53.6%).
  • Milwaukee played in 58 games with an over/under set, and combined with its opponents to go over the total 24 times (24-29-5).

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins were underdogs in 11 games last season and won six (54.5%) of those contests.
  • Minnesota had a record of 2-3 in games where oddsmakers had them as underogs of at least +108 on the moneyline.
  • Minnesota’s games went over the total in 20 of their 59 chances last season.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. hit .283 last season with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Bradley was not among league batting leaders in MLB.
  • Orlando Arcia had 10 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 14 walks while hitting .260.
  • Arcia ranked outside of the top 20 in hits, average and OBP among the qualifying hitters in baseball.

Brewers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Keston Hiura 217 .212 30 13 32 .291 .701
Christian Yelich 200 .205 39 12 22 .351 .781
Jackie Bradley Jr. 191 .283 32 7 22 .361 .811
Avisaíl García 181 .238 20 2 15 .327 .653
Kolten Wong 181 .265 26 1 16 .346 .672
Orlando Arcia 173 .260 22 5 20 .317 .733
Travis Shaw 163 .239 17 6 17 .306 .717
Daniel Vogelbach 115 .209 16 6 16 .326 .717
Luis Urías 109 .239 11 0 11 .308 .602
Omar Narváez 108 .176 8 2 10 .294 .563

Twins Players to Watch

  • Nelson Cruz slugged 16 home runs and collected 33 RBI last season while batting .303.
  • Cruz’s .303 BA ranked 21st, his .383 OBP ranked 18th, and his 16 HR ranked seventh among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Max Kepler hit .228 with an OBP of .321 and a slugging percentage of .439.
  • Among qualified hitters, Kepler was not among league leaders in hits and batting average in the league.

Twins Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 209 .258 22 4 19 .304 .653
Miguel Sanó 186 .204 31 13 25 .275 .753
Nelson Cruz 185 .303 33 16 33 .383 .978
Max Kepler 171 .228 27 9 23 .321 .760
Byron Buxton 130 .254 19 13 27 .267 .844
Andrelton Simmons 118 .297 19 0 10 .346 .702
Jake Cave 113 .221 17 4 15 .285 .674
Luis Arraez 112 .321 16 0 13 .364 .766
Josh Donaldson 81 .222 14 6 11 .366 .835
Mitch Garver 72 .167 8 2 5 .247 .511

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