With an 83-win season in 2015, the Twins snapped a four-year streak of under .500 seasons. Led by future Hall of Fame catcher/designated hitter/infielder Joe Mauer, Minnesota has a much younger team than it has in years prior. Gone are the likes of 2000’s mainstays Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan and in are the new faces of Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier. The biggest difference from the beginning of the 2000’s is the organization’s transition from the indoor Metrodome to the outdoor Target Field.
For the 2016 season, the Twins will have to contend with potentially the strongest team in the American League, the Kansas City Royals, being in their own division. The reigning world champions have gone to the past two World Series so Minnesota will be in for a tough slate anytime the two matchup. However, the Twins do still have some veteran leadership and some young bats to potentially raise some eyebrows in the AL Central this year.
Minnesota Twins Betting Lines Today
The game-to-game the tool below will be your best asset in determining the upcoming matchup for the Twins. By analyzing this function you can figure out the best options for wagering on the over/under or finding out who is favored for that day’s game.
Definitely make a point to check this daily for new matchups for the Twins and also to follow along with different series Minnesota has against their divisional rivals or other American League foes.
Minnesota Twins Scores & Schedule
To get an in-depth look at when and where the Twins will be playing from April to August, the schedule function below will be able to illustrate all that information for you.
For series information and also if any matchups change down the line, please check this outlet weekly.
Minnesota Twins Standings Right Now
The standings function will help you find up-to-the-minute data on who is the leader in the division, how many games separate each other and also giving you an idea of which teams are struggling this season.
As a member of the American League Central, the Twins have to battle with the likes of MLB mainstays the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and of course, the 2015 World Series winners the Kansas City Royals on a weekly basis. In recent years, the Twins have struggled but came on strong to end the 2015 season.
How To Win At Minnesota Twins Betting
While the Twins feature some young bats, they do struggle during certain periods of the season. For instance, in 2015 Minnesota was 37-44 on the road and only four Twins pitchers had an ERA of under 3.00 during the season. Minnesota will more likely win in a shootout at Target Field than anything else.
The Twins are also one of baseball’s most erratic teams as they started the 2016 season slow by finishing with under single-digit wins in the month of April. Nonetheless, they still have some live bats like Dozier (28 home runs in 2015) who can spray a couple of shots all over the field. A wise bet for the Twins would be to use them as a parlay against a weaker team in a home series at Target Field.
Although parlays are not always wise, this could be a huge payoff since Minnesota is unlikely to generate much appeal in an ordinary matchup besides a mircale upset.
With the loss of Torii Hunter in the 2015 offseason, the Twins should look to some other hitters to pick up that slack along with taking the weight off of Joe Mauer’s aging shoulders.
Additionally, when making a bet on the Twins the most reliable starters to weigh in on would be either Phil Hughes (11-9, 4.40 ERA in 2015) or Ervin Santana (7-5, 4.00 ERA). While their stats in 2015 leave something to be desired, either pitcher is a reasonable starter. They’re both veterans and have a knack for winning at home.
With the table below you will be able to find a variety of different betting options that can be the best fit for you. While nothing is certain in sports betting, there are some additional tips you should be aware of when wagering on the Twins.
With Minnesota being located in the central time zone, their games will be played two hours ahead of the local time on the west coast of the United States and an hour behind the time zone on the east coast.
Additionally, check out daily injury reports on who is playing for the Twins and also who is scheduled to start for Minnesota. This could make a huge difference on the likelihood of your bet being a successful one.