First-year manager Rocco Baldelli had a banner season for the Twins. Banner as in Minnesota winning the American League Central Division championship. It was the first division title for the Twins since 2010. Most important of all was that Minnesota made a whopping profit for gamblers. So far on the baseball betting futures board, the public is betting on more good things from the Twins. Strong hitting and solid pitching, were a winning formula for 2019. Perhaps the biggest concern for gamblers is the lost element of surprise. Specifically, opponents and linemakers will be ready for Minnesota.
2020 Minnesota Twins
2020 Minnesota Twins Overview
Last year the Twins finished with an online betting record of 101-61. Minnesota finished with MLB metrics of 2nd for runs scored, batting average and OPS while ranking 1st for home runs but 30th for stolen bases. By contrast, the Twins ranked 9th for staff earned run average, 12th for WHIP, 12th for strikeouts, 11th for quality starts, 27th for fielding, and 10th for the bullpen. Baldelli became the youngest manager ever to win American League Manager of the Year for 2019. He has long been regarded as a potential difference-maker since his days as a coach with the Rays.
Namely, the Cleveland Indians are the only expected threat to the Twins for 2020. The Royals, White Sox, and Tigers are all prohibitive underdogs this year. Of course, Cleveland is well managed and a perennial contender. More emphatically Minnesota will be an expensive favorite in many of their games. Gamblers will need to be careful about high priced overlays. In turn, patience will be a betting virtue when it comes to the Twins in 2020.
Namely, the arrival of Josh Donaldson is a big reason for even higher expectations for Minnesota. Donaldson is a three-time All-Star and was the 2015 American League Most Valuable Player. He arrives from Atlanta where he was a key contributor to the Braves winning the National League East. To show he hit .259 with a .521 slugging percentage, .900 OPS, 96 runs, 33 doubles, 37 home runs, and 94 runs batted in. Donaldson adds to an already strong Twins lineup. At first, he is expected to hit cleanup.
Additionally, Nelson Cruz is one of the best-designated hitters in the game. Cruz is a six-time American League All-Star from his days with the Texas Rangers. Commencing with the 2019 season was his first in Minnesota. Cruz scored 81 runs with 26 doubles, 41 home runs, 108 runs batted in, a batting average of .311, a slugging percentage of .639 and an OPS of 1.031.
In like manner was right-hand starter Jake Odorizzi, who was 15-7 with a 3.51 earned run average. Odorizzi’s performance earned him All-Star honors
2020 Minnesota Twins Baseball Odds Today Betting Odds Picks
On this occasion, Minnesota may be a lesser baseball betting value despite likely being an improved team. It follows that the public and oddsmakers will have caught up to them. In other words, handicappers will need to verify the full wagering value of each game.
2020 Minnesota Twins Baseball Odds Today Betting Online Pick: Minnesota for second place in AL Central