Twins Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 31, 2022

Written By Staff on May 30, 2022

The Minnesota Twins (29-20) will look to Luis Arraez, who is on a 10-game hitting streak, when they face the Detroit Tigers (18-29) at 1:10 PM ET on Tuesday at Comerica Park. Devin Smeltzer takes the mound first for Minnesota (-141 to win), and Rony Garcia is Detroit’s (+120) choice to start.

The betting trends in what follows use the latest odds as of May 31, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET.

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Twins vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Smeltzer (MIN) Pitcher García (DET)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
17.1 IP 18.0
1.04 ERA 3.00
0.808 WHIP 0.778
4.2 K/9 11
2.1 BB/9 2.5

Twins Probable Starter Devin Smeltzer

  • Smeltzer (1-0 with a 1.04 ERA and eight strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Twins, his fourth of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, the lefty went 7 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering two hits.
  • In three games this season, the 26-year-old has an ERA of 1.04, with 4.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He will face a Tigers offense that ranks last in the league with 132 runs while batting .223 as a squad. It has a collective .325 slugging percentage (30th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 28 home runs (30th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 31, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Smeltzer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera 4 .500 2 0 2 .500 1.000
Willi Castro 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Jeimer Candelario 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Jonathan Schoop 1 1.000 1 0 1 1.000 4.000

Tigers Probable Starter Rony García

  • Garcia heads to the mound for the Tigers to make his third start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while allowing three hits against the Minnesota Twins.
  • He has pitched in nine games this season with an ERA of 3.00, a 4.4 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .778.
  • The Twins rank seventh in MLB with a .250 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks ninth in the league (.401) and 52 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 31, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs García

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis Arraez 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 1.000
Byron Buxton 3 .333 1 1 1 .333 1.666
Trevor Larnach 2 .500 1 1 2 .500 2.500
Nick Gordon 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gio Urshela 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Gary Sánchez 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Max Kepler 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Jorge Polanco 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have put together a 22-11 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 66.7% of those games).
  • Minnesota has a 19-7 record (winning 73.1% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -141 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Twins have an implied win probability of 58.5%.
  • Minnesota has played in 49 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 23 times (23-24-2).
  • The Twins have collected a 22-27-0 record ATS this season.
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • This season, the Tigers have won 12 out of the 34 games, or 35.3%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Detroit is 7-17 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +120 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Tigers, based on the moneyline, is 45.5%.
  • Detroit and its opponents have hit the over in 15 of their 47 games with a total this season.
  • The Tigers are 22-25-0 against the spread in their 47 chances this season.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Arraez has a .454 on-base percentage and a .417 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Twins. He’s hitting .360 with five doubles, a home run and 23 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Arraez ranks second in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and 74th in slugging.
  • Arraez heads into this matchup on a 10-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .475 with seven walks and three RBI.
  • Max Kepler’s 36 hits lead his team. He has six doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 walks while hitting .247.
  • Among qualifying batters, Kepler ranks 84th in batting average, 37th in on-base percentage, and 63rd in slugging.
  • Gio Urshela has four doubles, five home runs and 15 walks while batting .272.
  • Jorge Polanco has eight doubles, five home runs and 26 walks while hitting .229.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 166 .229 20 5 26 .330 .697
Gio Urshela 147 .272 20 5 21 .331 .732
Max Kepler 146 .247 21 6 22 .353 .778
Luis Arraez 139 .360 23 1 12 .454 .871
Gary Sánchez 136 .235 13 5 22 .300 .741
Byron Buxton 128 .203 25 11 20 .285 .793
Ryan Jeffers 109 .193 12 3 14 .285 .606
Nick Gordon 100 .270 11 1 6 .298 .678
Trevor Larnach 90 .289 17 3 13 .365 .854
Jose Miranda 71 .183 5 2 7 .216 .554

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Jeimer Candelario has been key for Detroit with 32 hits, an OBP of .249 plus a slugging percentage of .340.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Candelario is 156th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 164th, and he is 141st in slugging percentage.
  • Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit in OBP (.342), slugging percentage (.401) and total hits (42) this season.
  • Cabrera ranks 24th in batting average, 52nd in on-base percentage and 93rd in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Jonathan Schoop is batting .185 with a .312 slugging percentage and 10 RBI this year.
  • Harold Castro has been key for Detroit with 26 hits, an OBP of .322 plus a slugging percentage of .524.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 173 .185 16 4 10 .228 .540
Jeimer Candelario 162 .198 18 5 16 .249 .589
Javier Báez 149 .195 10 3 13 .236 .538
Miguel Cabrera 142 .296 12 3 18 .342 .743
Spencer Torkelson 129 .194 11 4 12 .305 .631
Tucker Barnhart 103 .233 4 0 4 .269 .531
Willi Castro 87 .276 7 1 7 .323 .668
Harold Castro 84 .310 12 4 9 .322 .846
Derek Hill 68 .250 8 1 3 .288 .612
Eric Haase 67 .179 4 2 5 .247 .531

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