Youth will be served for this year for the Twins. But it may be served for breakfast. Last year, the Twins were right there in the AL wild card race until the second-to-last day of the season. This year, they’re going to be very hard pressed to follow up that brush with success. The have a lot of young pieces, but they don’t add up to a winner– at least this year. They do add up to a potentially explosive team, with flashes of their future potential. But both the pitching and hitting will be too unpredictable to approach “good.”
But one some night, you will wonder why they don’t win more. They will be fun to watch. But far more fun if your team is playing against them. Most experts have them finishing at, or near, the bottom of the division this year. But their potential and raw talent means they can beat any team, on any given night.
Minnesota Twins Odds Today
Let’s take a look at the Minnesota Twins odds today, for people looking to place a bet on today’s action, with the sharpest line in the business. The Twins play their home games at Target Field, and their games will air on television from the Central Time Zone.
Minnesota Twins Schedule
Here’s a glance at the Minnesota Twins schedule, including all their home and away games.
Minnesota Twins Standings
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|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||104||58||770||580||0.642|
|6||Boston Red Sox||162||93||69||785||668||0.574|
|8||New York Yankees||163||92||71||866||664||0.564|
|12||St. Louis Cardinals||162||83||79||761||705||0.512|
|13||Los Angeles Angels||162||80||82||710||709||0.494|
|14||Tampa Bay Rays||162||80||82||694||704||0.494|
|15||Kansas City Royals||162||80||82||702||791||0.494|
|19||Toronto Blue Jays||162||76||86||693||784||0.469|
|24||San Diego Padres||162||71||91||604||816||0.438|
|25||New York Mets||162||70||92||735||863||0.432|
|27||Chicago White Sox||162||67||95||706||820||0.414|
|29||San Francisco Giants||162||64||98||639||776||0.395|
Minnesota Twins Betting
The Twins young core is made up of players like Miguel Sano, prospect Byron Buxton, Eddie Rosario and newcomer John Ryan Murphy. They’re enough to pique your interest, but not enough to scare any starting to pitchers.
Speaking of pitching, their start rotation would be Santana, Phil Hughes, Kyle Gibson and Tyler Duffey, with either Tommy Milone or Ricky Nolasco. That’s pretty thin. Unless someone has a breakout season, expect the Twins to have trouble keeping the ball off opponents bats all season long. That would make them an interesting over-under betting option.
When you’re betting on any baseball match-up, pay special attention to the pitching matchup, the injuries, and trends. In MLB, the best team in a division isn’t that much more talented than the worst teams. When you’re placing bets, know that if the #1 team in the division is playing a 3 game series with that division’s #4 or #5 team, it’s very likely the cellar-dweller will win at least 1 of those games. Upsets aren’t always longshots.