Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Apr 12, 2022

Seeking their second win of the year, the Los Angeles Dodgers (1-2) are favorites (-139) on the moneyline when they take on the Minnesota Twins (1-2) Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET. Andrew Heaney will get the ball for Los Angeles while Minnesota counter with Chris Archer.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Minnesota Twins: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Dodgers vs Twins Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Dodgers -139 +119 9.5 -106 -114 -1.5 +114 -136

Computer Predictions for Dodgers vs. Twins

Our computer pick: Minnesota Twins (+119) and Under (9.5)

Dodgers vs. Twins Game Info

  • Los Angeles Dodgers probable starting pitcher: Andrew Heaney
  • Minnesota Twins probable starting pitcher: Chris Archer
  • Game Day: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Stadium: Target Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Minnesota Twins Pitching Matchup

Heaney Archer
23 GS 5
8-9 W-L 1-1
5.83 ERA 4.66
129.2 IP 19.1
41 BB 8
150 SO 21

Dodgers Starter Andrew Heaney

  • Heaney gets the call to start for the Dodgers, his first of the season.
  • The 30-year-old southpaw pitched in relief and threw 3 2/3 innings in his last appearance on Saturday, Sept. 18 against the Cleveland Guardians.
  • Over his 30 appearances last season he put together an 8-9 record and had a 5.83 ERA and a 1.319 WHIP.

Twins Starter Chris Archer

  • Archer gets the nod for the Twins and will make his first start of the season.
  • The 33-year-old right-hander hasn’t pitched since last season. He last appeared on Saturday, Sept. 11 against the Detroit Tigers, when he pitched 4 2/3 innings as the starter.
  • He finished last season with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.345 WHIP while earning a 1-1 record.

Dodgers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Dodgers were favorites in 167 games last season and won 108 (64.7%) of those contests.
  • Los Angeles had a record of 99-44, a 69.2% win rate, when favored by -139 or more by sportsbooks last season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 58.2% chance of a victory for the Dodgers.
  • Last season, Los Angeles and its opponents hit the over in 73 of their 171 games with a total.
  • In 127 games with a spread last season, the Dodgers were 61-66-0 ATS.

Twins Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Twins won in 31, or 43.1%, of the 72 contests they were named as odds-on underdogs in last year.
  • Last year, Minnesota won 17 of 43 games when listed as at least +119 on the moneyline.
  • The Twins have an implied victory probability of 45.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Minnesota’s games went over the total in 83 of its 157 opportunities.
  • The Twins went 43-70-0 against the spread in their 113 games that had a posted line last season.

Dodgers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Freddie Freeman hit .300 a season ago with 25 doubles, two triples, 31 home runs and 85 walks.
  • Trea Turner hit .328 a season ago with 195 hits.
  • Max Muncy had 36 home runs and 94 runs batted in last season.
  • Justin Turner hit .278 with 22 doubles, 27 home runs and 61 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Freddie Freeman 159 .300 .393 .503 31 83 180
Trea Turner 148 .328 .375 .536 28 77 195
Max Muncy 144 .249 .368 .527 36 94 124
Justin Turner 151 .278 .361 .471 27 87 148
Mookie Betts 122 .264 .367 .487 23 58 123

Twins Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jorge Polanco had 33 home runs and 98 runs batted in last season.
  • Carlos Correa had a .279 batting average with 155 hits.
  • Max Kepler hit .211 a season ago with 21 doubles, four triples, 19 home runs and 54 walks.
  • Luis Arraez hit .294 with 17 doubles, six triples, two home runs and 43 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Jorge Polanco 152 .269 .323 .503 33 98 158
Miguel Sanó 135 .223 .312 .466 30 75 105
Carlos Correa 148 .279 .366 .485 26 92 155
Gary Sánchez 117 .204 .307 .423 23 54 78
Max Kepler 121 .211 .306 .413 19 54 90

Betting Tips for Dodgers vs. Twins

After taking a look at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Twins on the moneyline at +119. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going under the total of 9.5 runs.

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