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Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres Picks, Predictions, Odds

Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres Betting Analysis

The Twins and the Padres will square off at Petco Park for the first of a three-game set on Friday, July 29, 2022.

The Twins are the top team in the American League Central with a 52-46 ledger. However, Minnesota is 25-24 away from Target Field. The Padres start Friday’s play with a 55-45 record, good for second place in the National League West. The Dodgers lead San Diego by 12 games as the Padres own a solid 25-21 ledger at home.

Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres Betting Prediction

The Padres send LHP Blake Snell to the hill against Minnesota’s 10th ranked scoring offense on Friday night (4.57 RSPG), who’s having the worst campaign of his seven-year career sitting 2-5 with a 4.75 ERA across 11 starts (1.45 WHIP), which is a relatively steep drop off from his career 51-41 record and 3.52 ERA (1.27 WHIP).

On the flip side, the Twins send RHP Joe Ryan to the mound against San Diego’s 18th ranked scoring offense tonight (4.32 RSPG), who’s having a magnificent rookie campaign for Minnesota sitting 7-3 with a 2.89 ERA across 15 outings (1.05 WHIP), despite posting a miserable 5.74 ERA and 1.47 WHIP across the month of June (3 GS, 10 ER).

I’ll back Minnesota here, as Snell has been far too difficult to trust recently, considering he’s surrendered four runs or more in four of his last eight outings for the Padres (4.73 ERA, 1.60 WHIP); setting the stage for an unfavorable matchup against the Twins and Ryan, who’s tossed five innings or more and allowed one run or less in three of his last four starts for the Twins (2.05 ERA, 0.86 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Twins 6, Padres 4
Best Bet: Twins ML (+100)

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Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres Betting Odds

Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, July 29, 2022
  • Matchup: AL Central vs. NL West
  • Venue: Petco Park
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Time-TV: 9:40 p.m. ET – MLB Network

Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres – Current Form

The Twins won 2-0 against the Tigers last Sunday, but lost 0-2 to the Brewers in their next game on Wednesday. The Tigers scored only one run against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, which was Minnesota’s best result in the last two series.

The Twins were the weakest on Wednesday, when the Milwaukee Brewers scored 10 runs in game two of a two-contest series against the Brewers. San Diego captured its series against the New York Mets, 2-1, but the Padres fell to the Tigers on Wednesday. The Mets scored only one run against the San Diego Padres on Friday, which was San Diego’s best result in the last two series.

The Padres were the weakest on Monday, when the Detroit Tigers scored 12 runs in game two of a three-contest series against the Tigers.

Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres – Pitching Matchup

Minnesota: Joe Ryan (7-3, 2.89 ERA)

Joe Ryan will make his 15th start of the season for Minnesota, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 7-3 record and 2.89 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.05 WHIP, 23 walks, and 73 strikeouts across 81 innings of action. Minnesota’s 26-year-old right-hander earned the win in his last start, which came on the road against the Detroit Tigers July 23, 2022. He allowed one run on four hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in a 4-8 Twins victory. Ryan is 4-1 with a 2.70 ERA across this season’s seven starts on the road, which includes eight walks, 34 strikeouts, and a 1.09 WHIP over 36.2 innings of action.

San Diego: Blake Snell (2-5, 4.75 ERA)

Blake Snell is on the hill for the Padres in this contest as he makes his 11th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 2-5 with a 4.75 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, 33 walks and 71 strikeouts over 55 innings of work this season. Snell owns a home record of 1-3 this season, in five starts at PETCO Park. In those outings, he has posted a 4.67 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, 11 walks, and 33 strikeouts in 27 innings of work.

Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres – Series History

Minnesota went 3-1 overall in the 2017 head-to-head meetings.

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