Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, Preview and Odds - 08/03/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 1:10 pm ET, Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Venue:  Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Where to Watch:  MLB Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Tigers +185, Twins -215; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Tigers +185, Twins -215; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Tigers +185, Twins -215; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
 

Season Record

Detroit Tigers:  41-63 (5th place, AL Central)
Minnesota Twins:  54-48 (1st place, AL Central)
 
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Recent Form
Detroit Tigers:  3-7 last 10
Minnesota Twins:  5-5 last 10
 
 
 

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Preview and Analysis

 
The Tigers enter this game on a 3 game losing streak. They lost their last series against the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 in a 4-game series. They enter this game with a 41-63 record overall and have a road record of 16-36. This is the series finale of a 3-game series with the Twins on Wednesday with the 2nd game still to be played on Tuesday. Their offense ranks 30th in the MLB with a .620 OPS. Matt Manning is their starting pitcher on Tuesday while Tyler Alexander is making his start in this game on Wednesday. He is 2-4 with a 4.10 ERA this season. His team lost their last 4 straight games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 2 ER, 1 HR, and 1 BB with 1 K on 5 hits through 4 IP against the Toronto Blue Jays. 
 
The Twins won 2 of their last 3 games and enter this game off of a win. They lost their last series against the San Diego Padres 2-1 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 54-48 record overall and have a home record of 28-22. This is the 3rd game of a 3-game series with the Tigers on Wednesday with the 2nd game still to be played on Tuesday. Their offense ranks 5th in the MLB with a .740 OPS. Chris Archer is their starting pitcher on Tuesday while Joe Ryan is making his start in this game on Wednesday. He is 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA this season. His team won 2 of their last 3 games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 10 ER, 5 HRs, and 2 BB with 7 Ks on 8 hits through 4.2 IP against the San Diego Padres. 

 

Tigers vs Twins Prediction

The current betting odds have the Twins listed as a big favorite in this game. They have not been playing well recently as they are just clinging to a lead in their division by just 1 game over the Guardians. They have had a very good offense all season though and they still score a lot of runs in their games. The Tigers have not been that great in their recent games and they also have been an awful team on the road all season. They have one of the worst offenses in the MLB as well and they will struggle to score runs on Ryan here who has pitched very well as a starter for the twins all season. He has been getting better in each start since his injury midway through the season and Alexander has not been great as a starter this season for the Tigers. The Tigers will struggle on offense in this game while the Twins score a lot of runs to pull away in this game. The best way to place a bet here is on the Twins to win this game on the runline.
 
Tigers Twins Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Wednesday, August 3, 2022 (1:10 pm ET start time) is Twins 6 Tigers 3.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Detroit Tigers: 141-183 (+16 Units) ML in all games. 111-161 (+13.3 Units) ML as an underdog of +100 or higher. 16-5 UNDER as an underdog of +175 to +250.
Minnesota Twins: 163-163 (-22.7 Units) ML in all games. 105-87 (-22.3 Units) ML as a favorite of -110 or higher. 8-4 UNDER as a home favorite of -175 to -250.
 

Key Injuries

 
Detroit Tigers:  A. Meadows (CF) Mid Aug - Achilles. J. Rogers (C) Late Aug - Elbow. B. Brieske (RP) Mid Aug - Forearm.
Minnesota Twins:  R. Lewis (SS) out for season - Knee. M. Kepler (CF) Out indefinitely - Toe. M. Sano (3B) Out indefinitely - Knee.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We want guys to communicate openly. This is not a question of his resolve or his toughness. This is one of the toughest kids on our team." A.J. Hinch on Skubal after his team’s loss against the Twins on Monday.
 
 
"We've got a good lineup. We all trust each other, so I kind of knew something was going to happen soon." - Jose Miranda after their win against the Tigers on Monday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Detroit Tigers
Riley Greene (L) CF
Victor Reyes (S) RF
Harold Castro (L) 1B
Miguel Cabrera (R) DH
Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
Jonathan Schoop (R) 2B
Willi Castro (S) SS
Tucker Barnhart (S) C
Akil Baddoo (L) LF
 
Minnesota Twins
Jorge Polanco (S) 2B
Carlos Correa (R) SS
Luis Arraez (L) DH
Jose Miranda (R) 1B
Kyle Garlick (R) LF
Gio Urshela (R) 3B
Nick Gordon (L) CF
Gary Sanchez (R) C
Mark Contreras (L) RF
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Detroit Tigers
Batting Average:  Dustin Garneau (.300)
Hits:  Miguel Cabrera (87)
Home Runs:  Jeimer Candelario (10)
RBI:  Javier Baez (39)
Stolen Bases:  Jonathan Schoop (5)
Wins:  Tarik Skubal (7)
Saves:  Gregory Soto (19)
ERA:  Jose Cisnero (0.00)
 
Minnesota Twins
Batting Average:  Luis Arraez (.331)
Hits:  Luis Arraez (113)
Home Runs:  Byron Buxton (26)
RBI:  Jorge Polanco (49)
Stolen Bases:  Nick Gordon (4)
Wins:  Joe Ryan (7)
Saves:  Emilio Pagan (9)
ERA:  Jorge Alcala (0.00)
 
Managers:
Detroit Tigers: A. J. Hinch (2nd season)
Minnesota Twins: Rocco Baldelli (4th season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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