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Dodgers vs Twins: Latest Betting Odds, Predictions and Picks for August 9

The Dodgers have won 26 of their last 30 games heading into Tuesday’s series opener with the Twins. Los Angeles dominated the Padres at the plate and on the mound in their three game sweep, and they look to complete a dominant homestand with two games against Minnesota. Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy are both showing signs of life over the past week, making an already dangerous lineup even more potent.

The Dodgers will send Julio Urías to the mound today, looking to continue a really good stretch in which he’s gone 4-0 with a 1.04 ERA his last four starts. Urías has never faced the Twins in his career.

On the mound for the Twins will be Joe Ryan, their rookie Opening Day starter who sports a 3.67 ERA. Ryan has pitched well overall this season, but his three worst starts have come agains the Padres, Astros, and Mariners, which makes you wonder how much of his success is due to the AL Central being extremely weak.

Trayce Thompson is the only current Dodger who has ever faced Ryan, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a GIDP last September.

Team Games (W/L)

  • Dodgers against the spread (ATS) this season: 67-41 (per
  • Twins ATS: 50-58

Betting Odds

FanDuel has the Dodgers (-1.5) as the favorites as of 10:09AM PT. Los Angeles are equally favored to cover the spread (-110), with the Twins covering the 1.5 run spread listed at (-105). The Dodgers are -240 to win the game outright, and the Twins are at +198 to pull off the upset.

The over-under is set at 8 runs, with the over (-120) more favored than the under (-102).

Dodgers Player Props

Mookie Betts (+320), Freddie Freeman (+330), Will Smith (+340), Trea Turner (+350), and Max Muncy (+390) all have decent odds to homer for the Dodgers. Byron Buxton of the Twins actually has the shortest odds at (+290). Gavin Lux is a decent longshot at (+600).

First pitch is set for 7:10PM PT. SportsNetLA will be broadcasting the game, with Bally Sports North carrying the game for those Dodgers fans in Minnesota.

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Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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