Twins vs Brewers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 1, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 31, 2021

The Minnesota Twins host the () the Milwaukee Brewers () in the first game of the season at Miller Park on Thursday. First pitch is at 2:10 PM ET. Minnesota’s Kenta Maeda starts against Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 30, 2021, 3:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Twins vs Brewers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

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

Maeda (MIN) Pitcher Woodruff (MIL)
6 – 1 W/L 3 – 5
66.2 IP 73.2
2.70 ERA 3.05
0.75 WHIP 0.99
10.8 K/9 11.1
1.3 BB/9 2.2

Twins Probable Starter Kenta Maeda

  • Maeda gets the call to start for the Twins, his first of the season.
  • The 32-year-old right-hander started and threw five scoreless innings when he last appeared on Tuesday, Sept. 29 against the Astros.
  • Maeda and his team went 7-2 in games he pitched when they were favored on the moneyline a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Probable Starter Brandon Woodruff

  • Woodruff has been named the starter for the Brewers and will make his first start this season.
  • The 28-year-old righty last pitched Friday, Oct. 2 against the Dodgers, tossing 4 2/3 innings as the starter.
  • Woodruff appeared in four games last season with his team as the moneyline underdog and they lost each of them.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Betting Trends

  • Last season the Twins had the No. 18 offense in baseball scoring 4.5 runs per game (269 total runs).
  • The Twins were favored on the moneyline 48 total times last season. They went 30-18 in those games.
  • Minnesota went 30-18 last year (winning 62.5% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -109 or shorter.
  • Minnesota had an over/under set by oddsmakers 59 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 20 of those games (20-34-5).

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers were underdogs 21 times last season and won 10, or 47.6%, of those games.
  • Milwaukee entered 20 games last season as the underdog by -106 or more and was 9-11 in those contests.
  • Last season, Milwaukee and its opponents hit the over in 24 of their 58 games with a total.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Nelson Cruz had 16 home runs and 33 runs batted in last season.
  • Cruz ranked seventh in HR (16), 21st in BA (.303), and 18th in OBP (.383) among the qualified hitters in baseball.
  • Max Kepler hit .228 with nine doubles, nine home runs and 22 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Kepler’s home runs and RBI fell outside of the league leaders.

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

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. finished last season with seven home runs, 22 RBI and a batting average of .283.
  • Bradley did not rank in the top 10 in average and home runs among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Orlando Arcia hit .260 with an OBP of .317 and a slugging percentage of .416.
  • Arcia fell outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average among qualified hitters in the majors.

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

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