Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Game 1 4-17-22

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox 4/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox 4/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Minnesota Twins will meet with the Boston Red Sox in MLB Game 1 action in Fenway Park, MA, on Sunday, April 17, 2022, at 1:35 PM ET.


Last season, starting pitching was usually going to be a worry for Minnesota, so it had to be pleased with how rookie Joe Ryan pitched in the opener in Boston on Friday. Luis Arraez had run-scoring singles in both the first and second innings, with Miguel Sano also hitting a home run and Gary Sanchez’s two-run single in the fifth adding insurance.


Ryan threw six shutout innings, surrendering only one run on five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. Jorge Polanco had a double, two walks, and a run scored, while Arraez reached base three times and drove in two.


In a limited sample size, Minnesota underperformed more than anticipated at the plate, producing 4.00 runs per game and a.652 collective OPS. With a 3.86 ERA, the Twins pitching staff is squarely in line with the league average, including a 4.45 ERA from the bullpen.


  • The total went UNDER in 12 of Minnesota’s last 18 matches.
  • The Minnesota Twins are 6-12 SU in their last 18 matches against Boston.
  • Minnesota is 5-2 SU in their last 7 matches on the road.

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Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox Predictions 4/17/2022


The Red Sox got off to a bad start in 2022, losing the first series to the rival Yankees, and are now at risk of dropping their first set at home after failing to slow down the Twins on Friday.


The Red Sox got on the board in the second inning with a single homer by Alex Verdugo, but they didn’t score again until the eighth inning when Enrique Hernandez knocked an RBI double and scored on Rafael Devers’ two-run homer.


Nick Pivetta took the loss after pitching two innings and surrendering four runs on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out two batters. Devers also had a multi-hit game, going 2-3 with a double and a run earned. Jackie Bradley Jr. completed 2-3 with a double and a run tallied.


The Red Sox are a money line underdog in the early going, despite being favorites in their past four games and finishing 4-3 against the run line. After their past two matches, both went above the betting total, and the Red Sox are 3-4 on overs.


  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 matches.
  • The Boston Red Sox are 4-2 SU in their previous 6 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Boston’s previous 5 matches against Minnesota.

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox. The MLB pick for this game is the Minnesota Twins. While the Red Sox made a surprising run to the postseason last year, their pitching staff might be on the verge of regressing, and Minnesota has the lineup to capitalize.


Given Wacha’s recent struggles, it’s difficult to believe he’ll last much longer, whereas Ober showed some promise as a rookie. Losing Buxton hurts, but this Minnesota lineup still has hitters like Sano and Carlos Correa who can take advantage of Boston’s short dimensions, and Arraez can’t stop getting on base.


With the starting pitching edge in an otherwise evenly matched battle, back the dependable Ober and Minnesota to prevail. The Minnesota Twins will win to a predicted score of 6-5.


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Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox 4/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:35 PM ET


Location: Fenway Park, MA


Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022




MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins -115


MLB Totals: 10.5


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