Twins vs. Tigers Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 8/2/2022

by | Aug 2, 2022

The Detroit Tigers (41-63) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they visit the Minnesota Twins (54-48) on Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET. Oddsmakers consider the Twins to be -197 favorites for the contest, while the Tigers are +165 underdogs looking for the upset. Minnesota’s Chris Archer and Detroit’s Matt Manning have been named the starters for this contest.

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 -197 +165 9 -107 -113 -1.5 -100 -121

Computer Predictions for Twins vs. Tigers

Our best bet is the Tigers on the moneyline at +165 after taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will over the total of 9 runs.

Our computer pick: Detroit Tigers (+165) and Over (9)

Twins vs. Tigers Game Info

  • Minnesota Twins probable starting pitcher: Chris Archer
  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Matt Manning
  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Stadium: Target Field

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Pitching Matchup

Archer Manning
17 GS 0
2-5 W-L 0-0
4.04 ERA
69.0 IP 0
37 BB 0
54 SO 0

Twins Starter Chris Archer

  • Archer (2-5) gets the starting nod for the Twins in his 18th start of the season. He has a 4.04 ERA in 69 innings pitched, with 54 strikeouts.
  • In his last time out on Wednesday, the righty threw 3 2/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing six earned runs while surrendering three hits.
  • In 17 games this season, the 33-year-old has amassed a 4.04 ERA and 7 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .215 to opposing batters.
  • Archer is yet to register a quality start so far this year.
  • Archer is looking to record his fourth start of five or more innings this year in this outing.
  • He will match up with a Tigers offense that ranks 26th in MLB with 777 total hits (on a .227 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .335 (30th in MLB) with 63 total home runs (30th in MLB).
  • In nine innings over two appearances against the Tigers this season, Archer has a 2 ERA and a 1 WHIP while his opponents are hitting .194.

Tigers Starter Matt Manning

  • The Tigers will send Manning to the mound for his first start this season.
  • The right-hander is making his first start of the year. The 24-year-old did not make an appearance on the mound last season.
  • The Twins rank eighth in MLB with a .251 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks sixth in the league (.419) and 128 home runs.

Twins Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Twins have been favored 60 times and won 38, or 63.3%, of those games.
  • Minnesota has entered eight games this season favored by -197 or more and is 7-1 in those contests.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 66.3% chance of a victory for the Twins.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in 49 of their 103 games with a total this season.
  • The Twins are 50-53-0 against the spread this season.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Tigers have come away with 32 wins in the 85 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Detroit has a win-loss record of 7-19 when favored by +165 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 37.7% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Detroit have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 38 of 105 chances this season.
  • The Tigers have posted a record of 47-58-0 against the spread this season.

Twins Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Twins best hitter so far this season is Luis Arraez, who’s hitting at a team-leading .331 rate along with six homers and 34 RBI.
  • Arraez’s home runs put him 192nd in the majors, and he ranks 146th in RBI.
  • Arraez brings a hitting streak of four games into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .227 with a home run and an RBI.
  • Jorge Polanco has capitalized on opportunities as he paces his team with 49 RBI.
  • Polanco ranks 54th in home runs and 55th in RBI on the year.
  • Byron Buxton has hit a team-high 26 homers.
  • Gio Urshela has 17 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 22 walks while hitting .268.
  • Urshela has recorded at least one hit in six games in a row. In his last nine games he is hitting .313 with four doubles, two home runs, two walks and nine RBI.
Luis Arraez 92 .331 .401 .437 6 34 113
Jorge Polanco 83 .235 .346 .417 14 49 71
Byron Buxton 78 .220 .296 .550 26 46 64
Gio Urshela 87 .268 .313 .431 10 44 80
Carlos Correa 78 .268 .342 .444 13 36 81

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Javier Baez paces the Tigers with 10 home runs and runs batted in, driving in 39.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Baez ranks 106th in home runs and 108th in RBI.
  • Baez takes a hitting streak of three games into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with a double, a home run, two walks and an RBI.
  • Jeimer Candelario’s 10 home runs pace his team.
  • Candelario ranks 106th in home runs and 164th in RBI among all major league batters this season.
  • Jonathan Schoop has 15 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 14 walks while hitting .208.
  • Miguel Cabrera paces the Tigers with a team-leading batting average of .274.
Javier Báez 89 .224 .268 .382 10 39 76
Jeimer Candelario 82 .208 .273 .367 10 32 59
Jonathan Schoop 99 .208 .244 .311 7 27 77
Miguel Cabrera 89 .274 .325 .341 4 36 87
Harold Castro 71 .281 .313 .404 4 22 66

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