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Is it Worth it to Bet Against the Rolling Dodgers?

Going 34-7 in their last 41 games, there’s no doubt that the Dodgers are the best team in baseball right now. They just keep finding ways to win and last night, it was rookie sensation Cody Bellinger who guided the Boys of Summer to victory with his go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning in the Dodgers’ series opener against the Twins.

  • The Twins are 0-4 SU in their last 4 games against the Dodgers.
  • The Dodgers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games with Kenta Maeda as the starting pitcher.
  • The Twins are 1-4 SU and on the runline in their last 5 games on the road.

Los Angeles will be significantly favored once again when Kenta Maeda (8-4, 4.23 ERA) takes the hill to face a youngster in Jose Berrios (9-3, 3.50 ERA) who will make his first ever start against the Azul.

Although he’s been terrific in his first season as a full-timer, Berrios has been much better at home and he wouldn’t be the first to crumble in his first start at Chavez Ravine. His 4.46 ERA in road starts this year is a little suspect and considering how these Dodgers are hitting the ball right now, I fear the 23-year-old might be in for a little trial by fire.

Maeda, who’s had a turbulent season, has settled down and he’ll be going for a third straight win tonight after allowing just two total earned runs in his last two trips to the bump. With one of the best bullpens in baseball, manager Dave Roberts hasn’t had to stretch out the second-year starter and will probably be happy with five good innings from the righty.

Tough to bet against the blue and white when they’re rolling like this and by no means do I think they’re fade material tonight. A runline wager may be worth consideration for the team with the second-best run differential in the majors.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Twins were listed as 178 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday over at Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.8-4.0 win for the Dodgers on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (69-31) will face the 49-49 Twins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Minnesota injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Los Angeles Dodgers and the league No. 23-ranked Minnesota Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and its No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 5.12 runs per nine innings, against the No. 20 lineup of the Minnesota Twins at 4.56 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-4 to Los Angeles on Monday at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 26