Los Angeles vs Minnesota Twins MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Los Angeles vs Minnesota Twins Prediction 4/8/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (8-4) travel to face off against the Minnesota Twins (3-4) on Monday, April 8th. This game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis and televised on SNLA. Both the Dodgers and Twins are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 7:40 ET.

Dodgers vs Twins

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Los Angeles closed out their series with the Cubs by picking up a 8-1 win on the road. This game was closer than the final score indicates, as the Dodgers were only winning 1-0 heading into the 8th before scoring seven runs in their half of the 8th. The Cubs pulled one run back in the bottom of the 8th, but it wasn’t enough to mount a comeback.

Shohei Ohtani had a big game for the Dodgers, going 2/4 with a double, one RBI, and scoring a run. Gavin Stone only went three innings as the Dodgers starter, giving up one earned run and three walks. He did struggle with his command in the outing.

Currently, the Dodgers are on the road and will face the Twins. They have played 12 games this season and have an 8-4 record. In the NL West, they are in 1st place and have a 4-1 record against divisional opponents.

So far this season, the Dodgers have been excellent in series, going 3-1, and they have won their last two series. As a favorite, they are 8-4, and on the road, they are 2-2.

The Dodgers have been a good bet on the run line this season, going 5-7 overall. They have been especially good at home, going 3-5 on the run line. They have been a solid bet on the run line on the road, going 2-2. Their average run margin this season is +0.8 runs per game. They have been a good bet on the run line as the favorite, going 5-7. Their average run margin in winning games is +2.9 runs per game.

When the Dodgers are involved in a game, the over/under line is typically set at 8 runs, but when the line is set at 8.5 runs, the over has been a strong play, going 8-2 in those games. The Dodgers’ games have averaged 10.8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 9-3 overall.

James Paxton Gets The Start For The Dodgers

James Paxton will be making his second start of the season for the Dodgers today on the road against the Twins. In his first start of the season, he picked up a win against the Giants, going 5 innings and striking out 5.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

For the Dodgers, we like Shohei Ohtani to have a big game at the plate. He has the highest home run projection on the team and the 6th best in the league today. Freddie Freeman has the highest hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 13th best in the league. Mookie Betts has the 3rd best hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 9th best in the league.

The Twins Took The Last Game Of This Series

The Twins closed out their series vs. the Guardians with a tough 3-1 loss. This game was closer than the final score indicates, as the Twins were only losing 1-0 heading into the 9th before the Guardians scored twice in their half of the 9th. Minnesota’s offense was able to scratch across one run in the bottom of the 9th, but it wasn’t enough to pull off the comeback.

Joe Ryan was handed the loss but pitched well for the Twins, giving up just three earned runs in his six innings of action. He struck out seven in the start and allowed one home run. Despite finishing with a total of two hits, the Twins didn’t have a single batter finish with more than one hit.

Bailey Ober Gets The Start For The Twins

Despite taking the loss in his first start of the season, Bailey Ober was able to rack up 9 strikeouts in just 1 1/3 innings of work. He gave up 8 runs, but only 1 was earned. Ober will be making his first start at home this season, as the Twins are hosting the Dodgers.

Twins Offense Breakdown

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For the Twins, Carlos Correa is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, while Byron Buxton has the best odds to hit a home run. Buxton’s home run projection is 10th in the league today. Ryan Jeffers also has a top 10 home run projection in today’s games.


Dodgers vs Twins Prediction


Our prediction for the Dodgers vs. Twins game is that the Dodgers will pick up a 5-4 road win. With the Dodgers being on the road, you can get them on the money line at -153, and this is our recommended bet.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we do have James Paxton finishing with more strikeouts than Bailey Ober, as Paxton is projected to finish with six and Ober with six. However, you could look to get the Dodgers vs. Twins matchup as a same game parlay and look to pair a Dodgers win with Paxton’s strikeout total.

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