Twins vs. Tigers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/26/2022

by | Apr 25, 2022

The Minnesota Twins (8-8) and Byron Buxton (2 HR in his last game) are favored (-140) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Detroit Tigers (6-9) on Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET. Minnesota’s Chris Paddack gets the start, and he’ll go against Detroit’s Eduardo Rodriguez.

Twins vs. Tigers Spread and Betting Line

Twins vs Tigers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Twins -140 +120 7 -110 -110 -1.5 +155 -180

Computer Predictions for Twins vs. Tigers

Our computer pick: Detroit Tigers (+120) and Over (7)

Twins vs. Tigers Game Info

  • Minnesota Twins probable starting pitcher: Chris Paddack
  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Eduardo Rodriguez
  • Game Day: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Stadium: Target Field

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Pitching Matchup

Paddack Rodriguez
2 GS 3
0-2 W-L 0-1
5.00 ERA 5.27
9.0 IP 13.2
0 BB 6
7 SO 12

Twins Starter Chris Paddack

  • Paddack (0-2) pitches for the Twins to make his third start this season.
  • In his last appearance on Thursday, the right-hander tossed 5 2/3 innings against the Kansas City Royals, allowing two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • In two games this season, he has put up a 5.00 ERA and averages 7 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .297 against him.
  • The opposing Tigers offense has the 27th-ranked slugging percentage (.324) and ranks 29th in MLB play with seven home runs. It has a collective .231 batting average, and is 21st in MLB with 112 total hits and 25th in MLB action scoring 53 runs.

Tigers Starter Eduardo Rodriguez

  • Rodriguez (0-1) will take to the mound for the Tigers and make his fourth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the New York Yankees, giving up three earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in three games this season with an ERA of 5.27, a 2 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.390.
  • In three starts this season, he’s earned one quality start.
  • Rodríguez has one start of five or more innings this season in three chances. He averages 4.2 innings per outing.
  • The Twins rank 19th in MLB with 58 runs scored this season. They have a .217 batting average this campaign with 16 home runs (ninth in the league).

Twins Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Twins have been favored eight times and won four of those games.
  • Minnesota is undefeated in three games this season when favored by -140 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Twins, based on the moneyline, is 58.3%.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in five of their 16 games with a total this season.
  • The Twins are 7-9-0 against the spread in their 16 chances this season.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Tigers have been chosen as underdogs in 12 games this year and have walked away with the win five times (41.7%) in those games.
  • Detroit has a win-loss record of 1-4 when favored by +120 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Tigers have a 45.5% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Detroit and their opponents have gone over in five of their 15 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Tigers have posted a record of 6-9-0 against the spread this season.

Twins Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Twins best power option comes in the form of Buxton and his six-homer 11-RBI season, both team highs.
  • Luis Arraez has a club-best .354 batting average.
  • Arraez is 108th in home runs and 84th in RBI among all MLB batters this season.
  • Gio Urshela is batting .279 with a home run and five walks.
  • Jorge Polanco is batting .200 with two doubles, two home runs and nine walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Byron Buxton 10 .351 .415 .946 6 11 13
Luis Arraez 15 .354 .426 .458 1 7 17
Gio Urshela 14 .279 .347 .349 1 4 12
Jorge Polanco 15 .200 .312 .345 2 8 11
Max Kepler 16 .220 .361 .300 1 3 11

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Austin Meadows has a team-leading batting average of .333 while pacing the Tigers in runs batted in with a mark of nine.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Meadows is 232nd in homers and 33rd in RBI.
  • Spencer Torkelson has a team-best three home runs.
  • Torkelson is currently 23rd in home runs and 49th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Miguel Cabrera is batting .319 with two doubles and four walks.
  • Robbie Grossman is batting .308 with a double and seven walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Austin Meadows 13 .333 .444 .444 0 9 15
Spencer Torkelson 15 .217 .345 .435 3 8 10
Miguel Cabrera 14 .319 .377 .362 0 5 15
Robbie Grossman 12 .308 .417 .333 0 5 12
Jonathan Schoop 15 .155 .210 .241 1 5 9

Betting Tips for Twins vs. Tigers

Our best bet is the Tigers on the moneyline at +120 after digging through all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 7 runs.

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