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Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Analysis
Minnesota and Los Angeles meet up for the first of a two-game series on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Dodger Stadium.
The Twins are the top team in the American League Central with a 57-51 ledger. However, Minnesota is 26-26 away from Target Field. The Dodgers currently lead the National League West with a record of 75-33 overall and 38-15 at home.
Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Prediction
The Twins send RHP Joe Ryan to the hill against L. A.’s second-ranked scoring offense on Tuesday night (5.29 RSPG), who’s having an excellent rookie campaign sitting 8-4 with a 3.67 ERA across 17 starts this season (1.08 WHIP), despite his miserable outing against San Diego on July 29th (4.2 IP, 10 ER).
On the flip side, the Dodgers send LHP Julio Urias to the mound against Minnesota’s tenth-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.52 RSPG), who’s arguably having the best campaign of his seven-year career sitting 11-6 with a 2.57 ERA across 21 starts this season (0.99 WHIP), which is an impressive improvement upon his career 43-16 record and 2.98 ERA (1.11 WHIP).
I’ll take the under here, as Urias has tossed six innings or more and allowed two runs or less in eight of his last ten outings for the Dodgers (2.35 ERA, 0.85 WHIP); setting the stage for a relatively low-scoring battle against the Twins and Ryan, who’s 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA across his last five starts (0.81 WHIP), excluding his ugly outing against San Diego.
Score Prediction: Dodgers 4, Twins 2
Best Bet: Under 8 (-105)
Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds
Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Resources
- Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
- Matchup: AL Central vs. NL West
- Venue: Dodger Stadium
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Time-TV: 10:10 p.m. ET – MLB Network
Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Current Form
Minnesota captured its series against Detroit, 2-1 before splitting their series with the Blue Jays over the weekend. They held the Tigers to just one run in the third contest of the series on Wednesday.
Against the Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota’s defense allowed nine runs in the first game of the series on Thursday. In the third contest against San Diego this past Sunday, the Dodgers were in their best form in the last seven games, not allowing the Padres score one single run. Their best offensive performance was in the second contest of a four-game series, on Tuesday, when Los Angeles routed the San Francisco Giants by plating nine runs.
Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Pitching Matchup
Minnesota: Joe Ryan (8-4, 3.67 ERA)
Joe Ryan takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 17th start of the season for the Twins in this contest. He comes in 8-4 with a 3.67 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, 25 walks and 89 strikeouts over 90.2 innings of work on the year. Ryan added another win to his record in his most recent start against the Tigers, as Minnesota’s right-hander surrendered one run on three hits and nine strikeouts during the Twins’ 4-1 home loss on August 3rd. Ryan owns a 4-2 road record this season in eight starts away from Target Field. In those away outings, he has posted a 4.57 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, 10 walks, and 41 strikeouts in 41.1 innings of work.
Los Angeles: Julio Urías (11-6, 2.57 ERA)
Julio Urías takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 21th start of the season for the Dodgers in this contest. He comes in 11-6 with a 2.57 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, 24 walks and 109 strikeouts over 115.2 innings of work on the year. Urías grabbed the win in his last start, which came on the road against the San Francisco Giants on August 3, 2022. He threw six innings, on seven hits and six strikeouts in an eventual 0-3 Dodgers win. Urías owns a home record of 4-2 this season, in nine starts at Dodger Stadium. In those outings, he has posted a 2.98 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP, 11 walks, and 45 strikeouts in 48.1 innings of work.
Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Series History
Los Angeles had a great 2017 season in this matchup, tallying a 3-0 mark. Los Angeles has scooped up victories in two of the two encounters between the pair.