Twins vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 7, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 7, 2021

The Minnesota Twins (3-2) and the Detroit Tigers (3-2) play on Wednesday at 1:10 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. The Twins are favored () to win the rubber match against the Tigers (). Minnesota has Kenta Maeda starting things off, while Detroit will send out Matthew Boyd.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 6, 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

Maeda (MIN) Pitcher Boyd (DET)
0 – 0 W/L 1 – 8
4.1 IP 5.2
2.08 ERA 0.00
1.850 WHIP 1.240
10.4 K/9 3.2
4.2 BB/9 6.4

Twins Probable Starter Kenta Maeda

  • The Twins have always been the moneyline underdog when Maeda starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 7, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Maeda

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera 12 .417 5 1 4 .417 1.084
Victor Reyes 9 .333 3 1 1 .333 1.222
Jeimer Candelario 9 .222 2 1 3 .222 1.000
Jonathan Schoop 7 .571 4 1 2 .625 1.625
Niko Goodrum 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willi Castro 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
JaCoby Jones 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nomar Mazara 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Harold Castro 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Grayson Greiner 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Tigers Probable Starter Matthew Boyd

  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 7, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Boyd

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 44 .295 13 3 10 .319 .864
Miguel Sanó 37 .108 4 1 2 .154 .397
Byron Buxton 21 .048 1 0 1 .091 .139
Max Kepler 20 .100 2 1 1 .217 .517
Nelson Cruz 18 .167 3 1 2 .167 .500
Mitch Garver 12 .417 5 2 4 .533 1.700
Jake Cave 8 .250 2 0 0 .333 .583
Andrelton Simmons 6 .667 4 1 2 .714 1.881
Willians Astudillo 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Ryan Jeffers 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Twins Betting Trends

  • Last season the Twins were the 18th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.5 runs per game (269 total).
  • The Twins won 30 of the 48 games they were favored on the moneyline last season (62.5%).
  • Minnesota went 12-5 last year (winning 70.6% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -167 or shorter.
  • 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 were the underdog 48 times and won 17, or 35.4%, of those games.
  • Detroit had a record of 10-16 in games where bookmakers had them as underogs of at least +145 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Detroit went over the total set by sportsbooks in 23 of 53 chances last season.

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 qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Miguel Sano had 12 doubles, 13 home runs and 17 walks while hitting .204.
  • Among 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 with a .293 average, seven home runs and 29 RBI last season.
  • Candelario did not rank among the top hitters in baseball 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 did not rank in the top 25 in home runs and hits 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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