It’s a matchup of potential playoff teams in interleague action on Tuesday night as the Minnesota Twins visit the Milwaukee Brewers. The Twins will lose the designated hitter in the National League park and are MLB Betting underdogs.
How to Bet Twins at Brewers MLB Odds & TV Info
- When: Tuesday, 8:10 PM ET
- Where: Miller Park
- Probable pitchers (away/home): Martin Perez/Chase Anderson
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Radio: SiriusXM
- MLB Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -122 (Total 9)
- Partly Cloudy: 22°C/71°F
- Humidity: 66%
- Precipitation: 18%
- Cloud Cover: 44%
- Wind: 10 mph NNE
- Stadium Type: Retractable
Why Bet on Minnesota?
The usual DH for the Twins is Nelson Cruz, but he landed on the injured list over the weekend with a wrist injury. Cruz is tied with Max Kepler for the team lead with 32 home runs, and he leads the majors with 16 homers since the All-Star break. The team was worried Cruz might need surgery on the wrist, but he has been cleared by a doctor to resume his hitting program so he may just miss the minimum 10 days. Cruz has a ruptured ECU (extensor carpi ulnaris) tendon, but that was the only damage found by a specialist on Monday.
The Twins are on pace to shatter the all-time home-run record of 267 set by the 2018 Yankees. Minnesota is on pace to hit 315. C.J. Cron’s next home run could give the Twins six players with 20-plus homers, which would tie the 1964 Twins for most players with 20-plus. Mitch Garver has hit 21 home runs this season, all at catcher, the most for at the position in all of baseball, ahead of Willson Contreras (19). His 21 homers as catcher rank third-most in club history, trailing Earl Battey’s 26 in 1963 and Joe Mauer’s 23 in 2009.
Reliever Sam Dyson could be activated from the injured list as early as Tuesday. Dyson landed on the injured list August 4, retroactive to August 3, after making two dreadful appearances for the Twins, who acquired him from the Giants at the July 31 trade deadline. He threw a full bullpen session Saturday without experiencing any discomfort in his right biceps.
It’s lefty Martin Perez (8-5) on the mound. Perez (8-5) allowed seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits with two walks and six strikeouts across six innings while taking a loss against the Braves on Wednesday. For the third time in his last four outings, Perez allowed three homers. He yielded seven home runs in his first 17 starts this season, and in his last five, Perez has served up 11 long balls. The trouble keeping the ball in the park is the main reason his ERA has increased a whole run over the last two months. Perez owns a 4.80 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 106 strikeouts in 122 innings this season.
- Runs: 5.74
- Hits: 9.56
- Walks: 3.15
- Strike Outs: 8.12
- Runs: 4.62
- Hits: 8.81
- Walks: 2.86
- Strike Outs: 8.79
Why Bet on Milwaukee?
Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich struck out as a pinch hitter on Sunday versus the Rangers. Yelich has missed nearly a full week because of a lingering back injury, but it looks as though he’ll be a full-go for Tuesday night’s series opener against the Twins. Yelich is sitting on a .335/.427/.703 batting line with 39 home runs, 84 RBI, 23 stolen bases, and 82 runs scored in 105 games played. Yelich needs 1 HR to become the seventh player (9x) in franchise history with 40+ HR in a single season.
Ryan Braun has hit safely in each of his last 10 starts, dating back to 7/28, during which time he’s batted .371 (13-for-35) with a 1.050 OPS when in the starting lineup.
The Brewers lost 1-0 to Texas on Sunday. It was the team’s sixth time being shut out this season. It snapped the Crew’s 5-game winning streak, which was the team’s third-longest of the season. The Brewers fell to 6-10 in Interleague play this season. It also marked the Brewers’ first loss when their starter went at least 7 innings this season (10-0 prior to Sunday). The Crew’s last loss when a starter worked at least 7 innings was on 5/15/18 at Arizona. The team had won each of its last 21 games in which its starter went at least 7 innings.
It’s Chase Anderson on the mound. Anderson allowed two runs on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts across 5.2 innings during a no-decision against the Pirates last Tuesday. The right-hander made it through five scoreless frames, but then he gave up a pair in the sixth, which cost the Brewers the lead. Anderson didn’t make it through the entire sixth, so he wasn’t the pitcher of record when Milwaukee retook the lead in the seventh. However, Anderson did allow two or fewer runs for the ninth straight outing Tuesday, which gives him a 2.64 ERA since June 27. Overall, Anderson is 5-2 with a 3.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 94 strikeouts in 99.2 innings this season.
Anderson has gone 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA in 2 career starts against the Twins (11.1ip, 5er).
- Runs: 4.80
- Hits: 8.49
- Walks: 3.75
- Strike Outs: 9.48
- Runs: 4.96
- Hits: 8.76
- Walks: 3.51
- Strike Outs: 9.16
Twins vs Brewers MLB Betting Trends
- Twins are 13-38 in their last 51 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record
- Brewers are 10-4 in their last 14 home games vs. a left-handed starter
- Twins are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
- Brewers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the American League Central division
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games at home
Expert Final Score Prediction for Twins vs Brewers
Minnesota Twins 3 – Milwaukee Brewers 6