Nelson Cruz Props: Matchup, Trends, Best Odds vs. Twins (August 15, 2021)

Written By Staff on August 15, 2021

Nelson Cruz will take on Charlie Barnes as his Tampa Bay Rays do battle with the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, August 15. The Rays are -190 on the moneyline with a total positioned at 10 in the game.

Here’s what to expect from Cruz in this matchup, including his latest player prop odds and insights about his performance.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 15, 2021, 2:23 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

NELSON CRUZ BETTING PROPS VS TWINS

BATTER VS. PITCHER: CRUZ VS. TWINS

  • This will be the first time Cruz has faced Barnes.
  • He’s dominated Twins pitching to the tune of 10 homers with a 1.062 OPS over 93 at-bats against the team.

Cruz history vs Twins (since 2015)

AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS K%
93 .312 16 10 26 .363 1.062 17.3%

NELSON CRUZ BATTING SPLITS 2021

  • Cruz has had more success getting on base against left-handed pitching, with an OBP of .390 against lefties compared to .333 against right-handed pitchers. His OPS hitting against southpaws this season is .927.
  • He has proven that his bat can travel, as he’s hitting .262 at home this season, but that number jumps to .327 on the road.
AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS K%
vs LHP 121 .331 6 18 .390 .927 16.2%
vs RHP 244 .250 18 43 .333 .849 22.3%
Home 149 .262 22 9 22 .349 .832 15.4%
Away 147 .327 22 10 28 .393 .985 21.4%
Total 296 .294 44 19 50 .370 .907 18.4%

RAYS VS TWINS BETTING ODDS

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