Twins vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 5, 2021

The Detroit Tigers (2-1) host the Minnesota Twins (2-1) on Monday at 1:10 PM ET. The Tigers are underdogs () against the favored Twins (). Minnesota’s Matt Shoemaker and Detroit’s Jose Urena will take the mound first.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Twins vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

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

Shoemaker (MIN) Pitcher Ureña (DET)
0 – 1 W/L 0 – 3
28.2 IP 23.1
4.71 ERA 5.40
1.080 WHIP 1.500
8.2 K/9 5.8
2.8 BB/9 5

Twins Probable Starter Matt Shoemaker

  • Shoemaker starts for the first time this season for the Twins.
  • In his last appearance on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the 34-year-old righty, started and went three scoreless innings against the Rays.
  • Shoemaker did not pitch as a moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Shoemaker

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera 18 .167 3 0 0 .211 .378
Jonathan Schoop 10 .100 1 1 1 .100 .500
Robbie Grossman 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Niko Goodrum 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nomar Mazara 3 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Jeimer Candelario 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Tigers Probable Starter José Ureña

  • Urena gets the nod for the Tigers and will make his first start of the season.
  • The last time the 29-year-old pitched was on Sunday, Sept. 27 against the Yankees. The righty threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings as the starter in that matchup.
  • The righty did not pitch as the moneyline underdog in any games last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Ureña

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Andrelton Simmons 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Kyle Garlick 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nelson Cruz 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

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 the moneyline favorite 48 total times last season. They went 30-18 in those games.
  • When it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -143 or shorter, Minnesota went 20-13 (60.6%).
  • Minnesota had an over/under set by bookmakers 59 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 20 of those games (20-34-5).

Tigers Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Tigers were the underdog 48 times and won 17, or 35.4%, of those games.
  • Detroit was 12-26 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +123 or more on the moneyline.
  • Last season, Detroit and its opponents hit the over in 23 of their 53 games with a total.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Nelson Cruz had 16 home runs and 33 runs batted in last season.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Cruz ranked seventh in HR (16), 21st in BA (.303), and 18th in OBP (.383).
  • Miguel Sano hit .204 with 12 doubles, 13 home runs and 17 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Sano’s 13 HR ranked 24th.

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
Mitch Garver 72 .167 8 2 5 .247 .511
Ryan Jeffers 55 .273 5 3 7 .355 .791

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Jeimer Candelario finished last season with seven home runs, 29 RBI and a batting average of .293.
  • Candelario was not among league leaders in hits and batting average among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Miguel Cabrera is batting .250 last season with a team-high 11 home runs and 37 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Cabrera was not among league batting leaders in MLB in the league.

Tigers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera 208 .250 29 11 37 .325 .753
Victor Reyes 206 .272 30 4 14 .309 .692
Jeimer Candelario 188 .293 30 7 29 .367 .862
Robbie Grossman 166 .241 23 8 23 .337 .819
Jonathan Schoop 162 .278 26 8 23 .324 .799
Niko Goodrum 161 .186 15 5 21 .268 .610
Wilson Ramos 142 .239 13 5 15 .297 .684
Nomar Mazara 136 .228 13 1 15 .295 .589
Willi Castro 133 .346 22 6 25 .378 .919
JaCoby Jones 97 .268 19 5 14 .333 .848

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