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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
Their odds to win it all are 20/1, 4.8% (#9). They win the championship in 6.1% of simulations which makes them a good betting value. They are also a good bet to win the AL at 9/1, 10%. Their sim chance is 14.3%. The Twins are averaging 94.9 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 90.5 games. At +210 the Twins are a good value to make the playoffs with a 77.2% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 10/11, 52.4%. They win the division in 64.5% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the AL.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Their 101-61 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 90.4-71.6. They were very good against the money line (+1407). They went 90-72 against the spread (-88 loss). They went over 81 times and came in under 75 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 46% chance to beat the Athletics in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
|OPPONENT||SIM%||H2H WL||H2H OU|
|3/26 OAK||46%||3-4, -172||2-5|
|3/27 OAK||47%||3-4, -172||2-5|
|3/28 OAK||44%||3-4, -172||2-5|
|3/29 OAK||53%||3-4, -172||2-5|
|3/30 SEA||57%||5-2, +164||6-1|
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Since last season their average run differential is +1.02 which ranks #3 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #1 ranked team in run differential in road games, vs #6 in home games.
TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
|All 165 Games||5.7 (#2)||0.269 (#3)||0.678 (#2)|
|Road||6.1 (#2)||0.274 (#1)||0.699 (#2)|
|Home||5.4 (#5)||0.264 (#3)||0.656 (#4)|
ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):
|All||4.7 (#6)||0.257 (#8)||0.594 (#4)|
|Road||4.6 (#5)||0.252 (#5||0.612 (#5)|
|Home||4.9 (#6)||0.262 (#11)||0.580 (#3)|
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Nelson Cruz who is projected to be the #1 first baseman / DH. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|PLAYER||OWN%||RANK||BETTER OPTION||BETTER THAN|
|Nelson Cruz||98||1||--||Anthony Rizzo|
|Josh Donaldson||99||6||Rafael Devers||Kris Bryant|
|Max Kepler||94||14||Eloy Jimenez||Aaron Judge|
|Jorge Polanco||98||7||Trevor Story||Fernando Tatis Jr.|
|Eddie Rosario||99||22||Michael Conforto||Mike Tauchman|
|Byron Buxton||41||37||Andrew McCutchen||Jeff McNeil|
|Miguel Sano||76||19||Mike Moustakas||Vladimir Guerrero Jr.|
|Luis Arraez||57||8||Tommy La Stella||Ozzie Albies|
|Mitch Garver||87||6||Yasmani Grandal||Salvador Perez|
|Marwin Gonzalez||32||103||Dexter Fowler||Jorge Bonifacio|