Twins vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 6, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 6, 2021

Nelson Cruz leads the Minnesota Twins (3-1) into a contest with the Detroit Tigers (2-2) a game after he homered twice in a 15-6 win over the Tigers. The Twins are favored () against the Tigers () in this outing, which starts at 1:10 PM ET on Tuesday. J.A. Happ takes the mound first for Minnesota, and Casey Mize is Detroit’s choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 5, 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:

Happ (MIN) Pitcher Mize (DET)
2 – 2 W/L 0 – 3
49.1 IP 28.1
3.47 ERA 6.99
1.050 WHIP 1.480
7.7 K/9 8.3
2.7 BB/9 4.1

Twins Probable Starter J.A. Happ

  • Happ will start for the Twins, his first this season.
  • In his last appearance on Wednesday, Oct. 7, the 38-year-old left-hander, came out of the bullpen and went 2 2/3 innings against the Rays.
  • Happ did not pitch as a moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 6, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Happ

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 37 .243 9 0 1 .293 .563
Miguel Cabrera 18 .222 4 0 0 .300 .522
Jeimer Candelario 14 .143 2 2 2 .200 .771
JaCoby Jones 8 .250 2 0 0 .333 .833
Niko Goodrum 8 .750 6 0 0 .750 1.625
Nomar Mazara 8 .375 3 0 0 .375 .750
Wilson Ramos 8 .375 3 0 1 .375 .750
Robbie Grossman 8 .250 2 0 0 .333 .583
Victor Reyes 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willi Castro 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000

Tigers Probable Starter Casey Mize

  • Mize has been named the starter for the Tigers and will make his first start this season.
  • The 23-year-old right-hander hasn’t pitched since last season. He last appeared on Wednesday, Sept. 23 against the Twins, when he pitched 4 2/3 innings as the starter.
  • Mize and his team won two of the games he started as the moneyline underdog last season, with a record of 2-5.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 6, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Mize

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 7 .429 3 1 1 .429 1.429
Max Kepler 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Miguel Sanó 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167
Luis Arraez 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Jake Cave 4 .500 2 1 2 .667 1.917
Byron Buxton 3 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Ryan Jeffers 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Brent Rooker 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willians Astudillo 2 .500 1 0 2 .500 1.000

Twins Betting Trends

  • Last season the Twins had the No. 18 offense in MLB action scoring 4.5 runs per game (269 total runs).
  • The Twins finished with a 30-18 record in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 62.5% of those games).
  • In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -155 or shorter, Minnesota had an 18-9 record (winning 66.7% of its games).
  • Minnesota combined with opponents to go over the total 20 times last season for a 20-34-5 record against the over/under.

Tigers Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Tigers won 17 out of the 48 games, or 35.4%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Detroit was 12-23 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +130 or more on the moneyline.
  • Detroit and its opponents hit the over in 23 of their 53 games with a total last season.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Cruz had 16 home runs and 33 runs batted in last season.
  • Among qualifying batters in baseball, Cruz ranked seventh in HR (16), 21st in BA (.303), and 18th in OBP (.383).
  • Miguel Sano had 12 doubles, 13 home runs and 17 walks while batting .204.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, 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’s SLG and OBP did not rank in the top 20 among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Miguel Cabrera slugged 11 homers and finished with 37 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Cabrera fell outside of the league leaders in home runs and RBI 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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