Twins Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on May 8, 2021

The Minnesota Twins (12-19) will look to Max Kepler, who is currently on a two-game home run streak, when they square off against the Detroit Tigers (9-24). The Twins are favored on the moneyline (-200) in this matchup with the Tigers (+170), which starts at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday at Comerica Park. Minnesota’s Jose Berrios gets the start against Detroit’s Jose Urena.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 8, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Twins vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Berríos (MIN) Pitcher Ureña (DET)
3 – 2 W/L 1 – 4
32.2 IP 35.2
3.58 ERA 3.53
1.010 WHIP 1.260
11.6 K/9 7.1
2.5 BB/9 4.0

Twins Probable Starter José Berríos

  • Berrios (3-2) gets the starting nod for the Twins in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 3.58 ERA in 32 2/3 innings pitched, with 42 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday against the Royals, when he threw six innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The opposing Tigers offense has a collective .206 batting average, and is 27th in the league with 218 total hits and 28th in MLB play with 104 runs scored. They have the worst slugging percentage (.342) and rank 22nd in home runs (33) in all of MLB.
  • The Twins have a 2-2 record in Berrios’ four starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Berríos

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 12 .167 2 1 1 .167 .584
Miguel Cabrera 11 .273 3 0 0 .429 .702
JaCoby Jones 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .250
Niko Goodrum 7 .286 2 1 1 .375 1.232
Victor Reyes 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Jeimer Candelario 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .453
Grayson Greiner 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Wilson Ramos 5 .200 1 0 2 .200 .600
Robbie Grossman 5 .600 3 0 0 .600 1.200
Harold Castro 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667

Tigers Probable Starter José Ureña

  • Urena (1-4) will take the mound for the Tigers, his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed three hits in seven innings against the Yankees.
  • The Twins are batting .239 this season, 10th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .422 (fourth in the league) with 43 home runs.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 1-4.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Ureña

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Josh Donaldson 5 .600 3 0 1 .600 1.400
Andrelton Simmons 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Nelson Cruz 3 .333 1 1 4 .333 1.666
Kyle Garlick 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jake Cave 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jorge Polanco 2 1.000 2 0 2 1.000 2.000
Max Kepler 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Miguel Sanó 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins average 5.4 runs per road game while scoring 4.2 per contest at home.
  • The Twins have the No. 10 offense in baseball scoring 4.7 runs per game (147 total runs).
  • The Twins have gone 10-15 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 40% of those games).
  • Minnesota has a record of 2-2 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -200 or shorter (50%).
  • In the 30 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Minnesota, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 17 times (17-12-1).
  • Minnesota played as the moneyline favorite for each of its last 10 games, and finished 5-5 in those matchups.

Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have scored 104 runs (just 3.2 per game) this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
  • In 14 home games this season, they’ve scored 2.9 runs per contest compared to the 3.4 per game they score away from Comerica Park.
  • The Tigers have entered the game as underdogs 28 times this season and won eight, or 28.6%, of those games.
  • Detroit has a record of 2-4 when they’re set as an underdog of +170 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • Detroit and its opponents have hit the over in 14 of their 32 games with a total this season.
  • Detroit has played as the underdog in nine of its past 10 games and won two of those contests.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Nelson Cruz leads the Twins in home runs (eight) and runs batted in (21).
  • Cruz ranks ninth in HR (8), and 25th in RBI (21) among the qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Josh Donaldson has five doubles, two home runs and nine walks while hitting .277.

Twins Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Nelson Cruz 105 .286 20 8 21 .333 .885
Jorge Polanco 105 .219 15 2 14 .294 .646
Jake Cave 79 .152 8 1 2 .230 .471
Mitch Garver 75 .200 8 6 13 .259 .739
Max Kepler 74 .216 9 2 12 .289 .681
Andrelton Simmons 69 .232 9 1 7 .329 .662
Josh Donaldson 65 .277 10 2 7 .360 .806
Willians Astudillo 64 .313 5 3 11 .308 .792
Miguel Sanó 57 .123 7 2 5 .306 .534
Kyle Garlick 42 .286 7 1 4 .311 .811

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Jeimer Candelario leads Detroit in batting average (.298) this season while adding three home runs and 12 RBI.
  • Candelario ranks sixth in hits among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Robbie Grossman has collected 22 hits this season and has an OBP of .356. He’s slugging .296 on the year.
  • Grossman is not among league leaders in SLG and OBP among qualified hitters in the majors.

Tigers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jeimer Candelario 124 .298 17 3 12 .360 .771
Jonathan Schoop 108 .176 10 2 8 .209 .450
Robbie Grossman 108 .204 12 2 10 .356 .652
Willi Castro 106 .198 9 2 8 .241 .552
Niko Goodrum 92 .228 12 4 7 .290 .692
Akil Baddoo 77 .195 7 4 14 .232 .726
JaCoby Jones 74 .162 5 2 7 .184 .454
Miguel Cabrera 63 .127 4 2 5 .225 .463
Victor Reyes 63 .143 6 1 3 .169 .407
Harold Castro 39 .256 2 0 5 .326 .582

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