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Brewers Vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 8/28/2021

Luis Arraez will try to get his 100th hit of the season (he has 97) when his Minnesota Twins (56-72) take on the Milwaukee Brewers (78-51) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. Milwaukee’s (-150 to win) Adrian Houser gets the start against Minnesota’s (+130) Charlie Barnes.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 28, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Brewers vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Houser (MIL) Pitcher Barnes (MIN)
7 – 5 W/L 0 – 3
107.1 IP 23.1
3.44 ERA 6.56
1.330 WHIP 1.630
6.9 K/9 4.2
4.2 BB/9 3.9

Brewers Probable Starter Adrian Houser

  • Houser (7-5 with a 3.44 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Brewers, his 21st of the season.
  • The righty last appeared on Sunday against the Nationals, when he threw 3 1/3 innings, allowing no earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • He meets a Twins offense that ranks 12th in the league with 590 total runs scored while batting .243 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .426 slugging percentage (seventh in MLB action) and has hit a total of 183 home runs (fourth in the league).
  • The Brewers have a 9-6 record in Houser’s 15 starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 28, 2021 at 12:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Houser

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Max Kepler 5 .200 1 0 1 .200 .400
Jorge Polanco 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Luis Arraez 4 .750 3 0 0 .750 1.500
Byron Buxton 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Josh Donaldson 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Jake Cave 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Miguel Sanó 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brent Rooker 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willians Astudillo 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrelton Simmons 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Twins Probable Starter Charlie Barnes

  • The Twins will send Barnes (0-3) to the mound for his fifth start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Friday, Aug. 20, when he tossed five innings while giving up seven earned runs on eight hits in a matchup with the Yankees.
  • The Brewers rank 10th in MLB with 596 runs scored this season. They have a .234 batting average this campaign with 158 home runs (15th in the league).
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Minnesota has a record of 1-2 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 28, 2021 at 12:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers average five runs per road game while scoring 4.3 per contest at home.
  • The Brewers have the No. 10 offense in MLB play scoring 4.6 runs per game (596 total runs).
  • The Brewers have won 61% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (61-39).
  • Milwaukee has a record of 35-21 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -150 or shorter (62.5%).
  • Milwaukee has played in 129 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 58 times (58-62-9).
  • Milwaukee played as the moneyline favorite in nine of its last 10 games, and went 6-3 in those matchups.

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Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have scored the 12th-most runs in the league this season with 590 (4.6 per game).
  • In 64 home games this season, they’ve scored 4.7 runs per contest compared to the 4.5 per game they score away from Target Field.
  • The Twins have entered the game as underdogs 58 times this season and won 24, or 41.4%, of those games.
  • Minnesota has a record of 7-13 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +130 on the moneyline.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 74 of their 127 opportunities.
  • Minnesota has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and won two of those contests.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Willy Adames has six doubles, a triple, five home runs and 10 walks while hitting .197.
  • Avisail Garcia has shown off his power as he paces his team with 24 home runs and 76 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Garcia ranks 25th in RBI.

Brewers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Avisaíl García 393 .275 59 24 76 .337 .838
Luis Urías 391 .246 63 17 57 .331 .768
Kolten Wong 334 .287 54 11 38 .350 .817
Jackie Bradley Jr. 331 .172 36 6 29 .251 .532
Omar Narváez 304 .286 47 11 42 .368 .819
Willy Adames 298 .295 51 17 50 .377 .924
Christian Yelich 287 .251 56 8 40 .369 .759
Lorenzo Cain 184 .239 29 5 23 .309 .673
Jace Peterson 170 .265 29 5 27 .389 .807
Manny Piña 146 .178 21 9 26 .284 .674

Twins Players to Watch

  • Jorge Polanco leads Minnesota in home runs (24) and runs batted in (76) this season while batting .272.
  • Polanco ranks 25th in RBI among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Josh Donaldson has collected 84 hits this season and has an OBP of .353. He’s slugging .479 on the year.
  • Donaldson’s average, hits and home run totals rank outside of the top 25 among all qualified batters in the league.

Twins Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 460 .272 76 24 76 .332 .823
Miguel Sanó 353 .215 52 22 57 .303 .756
Andrelton Simmons 351 .225 35 3 27 .288 .570
Josh Donaldson 336 .250 54 20 56 .353 .832
Max Kepler 332 .211 51 16 45 .303 .734
Luis Arraez 320 .303 48 2 31 .368 .759
Ryan Jeffers 194 .206 21 11 29 .290 .708
Willians Astudillo 175 .257 16 7 20 .280 .697
Jake Cave 133 .188 13 3 8 .260 .576
Brent Rooker 125 .192 18 6 10 .284 .676

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