Guardians Vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 14, 2022

Written By Staff on May 14, 2022

The Cleveland Guardians (15-16) visit the Minnesota Twins (19-14) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. Shane Bieber starts for Cleveland (-136 to win) while Minnesota (+115) will counter with Devin Smeltzer.

The betting facts in the following article reference odds valid as of May 14, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Guardians vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Bieber (CLE) Pitcher Smeltzer (MIN)
1 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
32.2 IP 0
4.41 ERA 0.00
1.194 WHIP 0.000
8 K/9 0
2.2 BB/9 0

Guardians Probable Starter Shane Bieber

  • Bieber (1-2 with a 4.41 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Guardians, his seventh of the season.
  • His most recent time out was on Saturday, May 7 against the Toronto Blue Jays, when the righty threw 3 2/3 innings, surrendering seven earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • The 26-year-old has amassed an ERA of 4.41, with 8 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season.
  • Bieber is trying to record his fourth quality start of the year in this outing.
  • He will face a Twins offense that ranks 17th in the league with 132 runs while batting .238 as a squad. It has a collective .389 slugging percentage (10th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 34 home runs (ninth in MLB).
  • The 26-year-old’s 4.41 ERA ranks 46th, 1.194 WHIP ranks 37th, and 8 K/9 ranks 31st among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Probable Starter Devin Smeltzer

  • The Twins will send out Smeltzer for his first start of the season.
  • This will be the first start of the season for the 26-year-old left-hander, who has not made an appearance on the mound in over a season.
  • The Guardians have scored 153 runs this season, which ranks seventh in MLB. They have 270 hits, sixth in baseball, with 30 home runs (13th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have won 71.4% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (5-2).
  • Cleveland has played three times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -136 or shorter, and earned a victory in each game.
  • The Guardians have a 57.6% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Cleveland has played in 31 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 19 times (19-12-0).
  • The Guardians have collected a 17-14-0 record ATS this season (covering 54.8% of the time).
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Twins Betting Trends

  • This season, the Twins have been the underdog 14 times and won six, or 42.9%, of those games.
  • Minnesota has a record of 2-4 when they’re set as an underdog of +115 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 46.5% chance of a victory for the Twins.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 14 of their 33 opportunities.
  • The Twins are 13-20-0 against the spread in their 33 chances this season.

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez has racked up a team-high OBP (.401) and slugging percentage (.586), and leads the Guardians in hits (35). He’s hitting .302 with eight doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 19 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 23rd, his on-base percentage ranks 10th, and he is seventh in the league in slugging.
  • Steven Kwan has six doubles, a triple, a home run and 14 walks while hitting .284.
  • Among qualified hitters, Kwan’s batting average ranks 35th, his on-base percentage ranks 17th, and he is 74th in the league in slugging.
  • Owen Miller is batting .314 with 10 doubles, three home runs and 11 walks.
  • Myles Straw is batting .243 with six doubles, a triple and 20 walks.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 116 .302 19 7 32 .401 .987
Myles Straw 115 .243 23 0 3 .353 .666
Amed Rosario 109 .248 13 0 8 .299 .602
Franmil Reyes 109 .211 9 3 10 .259 .562
Steven Kwan 88 .284 19 1 13 .387 .796
Owen Miller 86 .314 20 3 13 .380 .915
Andrés Giménez 85 .318 11 4 19 .337 .890
Austin Hedges 74 .176 8 3 7 .238 .535
Oscar Mercado 73 .205 9 4 15 .234 .686
Ernie Clement 51 .196 6 0 3 .281 .536

Twins Players to Watch

  • Byron Buxton has been key for Minnesota with 21 hits, an OBP of .333 plus a slugging percentage of .691.
  • Jorge Polanco has hit four homers this season while driving in 20 runs. He’s batting .241 this season.
  • Among all qualified players, Polanco is 92nd in batting average, 60th in on-base percentage and 72nd in slugging percentage.
  • Max Kepler has 26 hits and an OBP of .347, both of which lead the Twins this season.
  • Luis Arraez is batting .304 with a .396 OBP and seven RBI for Minnesota this season.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 116 .241 13 4 20 .341 .755
Max Kepler 104 .250 12 5 14 .347 .789
Gio Urshela 94 .223 10 1 7 .283 .560
Gary Sánchez 82 .207 6 2 12 .278 .656
Byron Buxton 81 .259 19 10 17 .333 1.024
Luis Arraez 79 .304 7 1 7 .396 .776
Ryan Jeffers 76 .211 9 3 9 .294 .676
Nick Gordon 56 .250 8 0 1 .288 .592
Gilberto Celestino 44 .341 8 0 1 .408 .840
Jose Miranda 39 .128 2 1 3 .171 .427

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