The Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres have three games at Petco Park over the weekend. Minnesota is looking to avoid a three-game skid following a 7-6 and 10-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. That was a tough interleague sequence after they swept the Detroit Tigers.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 27, 2022
The Brewers aren’t the Tigers; we know that much. The Twins continue to play mediocre baseball, with losses in five of their previous eight outings. It could be good enough to win the AL Central, though. This isn’t the toughest division in baseball.
This is going to be a close finish, but it could be a speedwalk between the White Sox, Guardians, and Twins. There hasn’t been a clear top contender in the AL Central, at least not so far.
The Padres don’t have to worry about winning their division. It’s not impossible down 12 games to the Dodgers, but LA will need to start piling up on the injury report for the Padres to make a run.
Hail to the Victor. pic.twitter.com/xR06EaLux0
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 27, 2022
San Diego is going into this series at 55-45 following three losses in four attempts. The Tigers aren’t as bad as their record suggests, but San Diego can’t lose two of three in Detroit.
Blake Snell will look to put the Padres back in the win column at Petco tonight. The Twins are expected to send promising young Joe Ryan to the mound for this one.
Head below for our free Twins vs. Padres prediction on July 29, 2022.
Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres Live Betting Odds:
|Minnesota Twins||+1.5 (-210)||-105||Over 7.5 (-115)|
|San Diego Padres||-1.5 (+175)||-115||Under 7.5 (-105)|
|Team Data||Minnesota Twins||San Diego Padres|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.253||.221|
|Runs Per 9||4.66||4.35|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.20||3.44|
Twins vs. Padres Prediction:
The Twins are excited about what Joe Ryan is going to develop into on the mound. He’s already showing the potential of being a Cy Young candidate in the future. Ryan appeared in five games last season, with his true rookie campaign in 2022.
Going into the pitcher’s friendly Petco Park, Ryan owns a 2.89 ERA and 1.05 WHIP across 81 innings. He hasn’t been bothered or regressed much at all this season, either.
He shouldn’t have an issue going on the road to Petco Park. In fact, he should like pitching in San Diego at this facility.
After allowing 1 earned run in three of his last four starts, he should be in good control at Petco to open this series in this one. The Padres are a mixed bag offensively, as they’re 19th with 4.35 runs scored per 9 innings.
Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 4-6
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games on a Friday
- 1-6 overall in their previous seven games after a day off
- UNDER is 3-1-1 in their previous five games on a Friday
- UNDER is 7-3-2 in their previous 12 games versus a left-handed starter
- UNDER is 5-2-2 in their previous nine games versus the NL West
- Record (Last 10): 5-5
- 11-2 overall in their previous 13 games on a Friday
- 4-1 overall in their previous five first game of a series
- UNDER is 4-0 in their previous four games veruss a starter with a WHIP better than 1.15
- UNDER is 8-3 in their previous 11 games versus a right-handed starter
- UNDER is 5-2-1 in their previous eight games after conceding 5 or more runs
Blake Snell can be better than he has been this season. That said, Snell has come up big at times and like the ace they signed from the Rays.
Snell is coming off a strong performance, with 4 hits and no earned runs allowed against the New York Mets in a tough assignment at Citi Field.
Look for a 4-2 or 4-3 final score at Petco Park. The UNDER likely just makes it there in the series opener between the Twins and Padres.