Tuesday MLB Betting Odds, Picks, Predictions for Dodgers vs. Twins: Can Offenses Light Up Andrew Heaney, Chris Archer?
David Berding/Getty Images. Pictured: Byron Buxton
- The Minnesota Twins host the Low Angeles Dodgers in Tuesday’s MLB game.
- The Twins welcome the Dodgers to town for the first game of a two-game series in hopes of extracting revenge for the 1965 World Series loss.
- Check out below why he’s expecting a low-scoring contest.
Dodgers vs. Twins Odds
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This is what interleague play is all about. The age-old Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins rivalry is set to renew Tuesday night. Finally. The Twins welcome the Dodgers into town for the first game of a two-game series in hopes of extracting revenge for the 1965 World Series loss.
If that wasn’t intriguing enough, the Andrew Heaney and Chris Archer pitching matchup is definitely going to be “must-see TV.” Or maybe it will be “Can’t-unsee TV.”
The real situation to monitor will be the mid-40s game-time temperatures with high winds and damp air. This may be a huge factor in this Tuesday night showdown.
Dodgers Look to Rebound
The Los Angeles Dodgers hope to emotionally recover from dropping two of three to the Rockies before they get back to action Tuesday night.
Over the weekend series, the Dodgers only managed to score 11 runs and were surprisingly aggressive against Colorado pitching ,posting just six walks to 27 strikeouts. That is pretty uncharacteristic of the Dodgers’ formidable offense.
Heaney makes his debut on the hill for the Dodgers after a disastrous 2021. Last season was supposed to be the season where Heaney established himself as a reliable starter, instead it seemed to validate his critics’ doubts. He looks to right the ship in LA this season.
Perhaps a change of scenery, lowered expectations, and joining a proven winner will help Heaney settle into the back of the Dodgers rotation.
Twins Turn to Archer
The Twins’ high-powered offense has been relatively low powered outside of their 10-run outburst on Sunday. Even with Byron Buxton’s solid offensive output, the rest of the lineup has struggled to get going.
Following the opening-series split, Archer takes the hill for the Twins and looks to find a home in Minnesota’s rotation following some tough seasons battling injuries, then ending up on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
However, Archer is historically a good home starter and with the Dodgers’ offense sputtering out the gate, this could be a good opportunity for him to regain some confidence.
The midwestern weather may be suffocating offensive output early in the season, or it could just be a slow start for the Twins. Either way, this does not seem like the night for another onslaught.
Considering the Dodgers struggled to put up the kind of numbers you’d expect at Coors Field and the Twins offense being slow out of the gate, the under may be the best play in this game.
Although the pitching matchup seems to be a great opportunity for the over to hit, mid-40s, damp, and winds blowing in from center field at game time may suppress offense Tuesday night.
The under is set at 9 and some books have it around -105. This seems to be the move for this heated interleague matchup. Anything between the +100 to -140 range should be a solid pick.
Pick: Under 9 (-105)
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