Twins Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 3, 2022

Written By Staff on August 3, 2022

The Minnesota Twins (54-49) and Detroit Tigers (42-63) meet at Target Field on Wednesday at 1:10 PM ET to break a 1-1 series tie. Joe Ryan starts for Minnesota (-222 to win), and Tyler Alexander is Detroit’s (+185) pick to start.

The insights in this article reference odds valid as of August 3, 2022 at 11:35 AM ET.

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Twins vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Ryan (MIN) Pitcher Alexander (DET)
7 – 4 W/L 1 – 4
85.2 IP 37.1
3.78 ERA 4.10
1.109 WHIP 1.313
8.4 K/9 4.6
2.6 BB/9 2.2

Twins Probable Starter Joe Ryan

  • Ryan makes the start for the Twins, his 17th of the season. He is 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last outing on Saturday against the San Diego Padres, the righty threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing 10 earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • The 26-year-old has a 3.78 ERA and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 16 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .218 to opposing hitters.
  • Ryan is looking to pick up his seventh quality start of the season.
  • He will face a Tigers offense that ranks last in the league with 339 runs while batting .227 as a squad. It has a collective .335 slugging percentage (30th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 63 home runs (30th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 11:35 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Ryan

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 7 .286 2 0 1 .286 .715
Akil Baddoo 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Miguel Cabrera 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Jeimer Candelario 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167
Javier Báez 5 .200 1 0 1 .333 .533
Harold Castro 4 .500 2 0 1 .500 1.250
Riley Greene 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.333
Eric Haase 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willi Castro 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Tucker Barnhart 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Tigers Probable Starter Tyler Alexander

  • The Tigers will send Alexander (1-4) to the mound for his sixth start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up two earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in 15 games this season with an ERA of 4.10 and 4.6 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .272.
  • Alexander has not earned a quality start in five starts this season.
  • The Twins are batting .251 this season, ninth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .419 (sixth in the league) with 129 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 11:35 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Alexander

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 13 .385 5 0 1 .385 .770
Gio Urshela 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Byron Buxton 4 .500 2 0 0 .600 1.100
Luis Arraez 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Tim Beckham 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 1.667
Gary Sánchez 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Carlos Correa 2 .500 1 0 2 .500 1.000
Jose Miranda 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nick Gordon 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jake Cave 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have won 38 of the 62 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (61.3%).
  • Minnesota has won all four games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -222 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Twins have an implied win probability of 68.9%.
  • In the 103 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Minnesota, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 50 times (50-47-6).
  • The Twins have covered 42.7% of their games this season, going 44-59-0 ATS.
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • This season, the Tigers have been the underdog 85 times and won 33, or 38.8%, of those games.
  • Detroit has a record of 4-14 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +185 on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 35.1% chance to win.
  • Detroit’s games have gone over the total in 40 of their 105 chances.
  • The Tigers are 49-56-0 ATS in their 105 games with a spread this season.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Luis Arraez has put up a team-best OBP (.398) and slugging percentage (.434), while batting .329 with 16 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 38 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters in MLB action, Arraez’s batting average ranks second, his on-base percentage ranks fifth, and he is 65th in the league in slugging.
  • Arraez enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .273 with a home run and an RBI.
  • Jorge Polanco is hitting .239 with 13 doubles, 14 home runs and 54 walks.
  • Polanco ranks 112th in batting average, 43rd in on base percentage, and 80th in slugging in MLB action.
  • Polanco takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .176 with a double and four walks.
  • Byron Buxton is hitting .220 with 12 doubles, three triples, 26 home runs and 26 walks. He paces the Twins with 64 hits.
  • Gio Urshela has 17 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 22 walks while batting .264.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis Arraez 346 .329 57 6 34 .398 .832
Jorge Polanco 306 .239 45 14 49 .350 .768
Carlos Correa 304 .266 45 13 36 .344 .785
Gio Urshela 303 .264 37 10 44 .309 .735
Byron Buxton 291 .220 55 26 46 .296 .846
Gary Sánchez 279 .211 28 10 40 .275 .662
Jose Miranda 222 .275 25 10 42 .318 .786
Nick Gordon 218 .271 24 4 17 .316 .729
Kyle Garlick 105 .257 18 8 17 .319 .833
Mark Contreras 16 .125 4 1 3 .118 .430

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Javier Baez leads Detroit with 78 hits, batting .227 this season with 33 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Baez is 127th in batting average, 144th in on-base percentage, and 113th in slugging percentage.
  • Jonathan Schoop has collected 78 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .246.
  • Schoop is 145th in batting average, 152nd in on-base percentage and 147th in slugging percentage in MLB.
  • Jeimer Candelario is batting .206 with a .362 slugging percentage and 32 RBI this year.
  • Miguel Cabrera has a slash line of .271/.321/.336 this season and a team-best OPS of .657.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 373 .209 36 7 28 .246 .560
Javier Báez 344 .227 38 10 40 .271 .658
Miguel Cabrera 321 .271 23 4 36 .321 .657
Jeimer Candelario 287 .206 33 10 32 .269 .631
Harold Castro 239 .276 23 4 22 .308 .705
Willi Castro 238 .244 31 4 18 .282 .635
Eric Haase 187 .241 26 8 26 .294 .716
Tucker Barnhart 187 .203 8 0 11 .259 .494
Riley Greene 162 .235 21 2 16 .303 .643
Victor Reyes 148 .284 11 1 14 .310 .688

Twins vs Tigers Player Props

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