The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers battle in a key early-season interleague matchup between division champions from a year ago. The Twins (2-1), winners of the American League Central at 87-75 in 2023, had the 10th-best run-scoring team in MLB a year ago, averaging 4.8 runs per game. The Brewers (3-0), winners of the National League Central at 92-70, have won four consecutive home games against the Twins. Milwaukee has also won six of the past nine matchups overall between the teams.

Tuesday's game is slated to begin at 4:10 p.m. ET from American Family Field in Milwaukee. The Twins hit .243 as a team last year, 21st-best in MLB, while the Brewers had a .240 average, 23rd-best. Minnesota is the -115 favorite (risk $115 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Twins vs. Brewers odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before making any Brewers vs. Twins picks, be sure to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer simulation model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Twins vs. Brewers and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Brewers vs. Twins:

  • Twins vs. Brewers money line: Minnesota -115, Milwaukee -104
  • Twins vs. Brewers over/under: 8.5 runs
  • Twins vs. Brewers run line: Minnesota -1.5 (+156)
  • MIN: The Twins have covered the run line in 31 of their last 50 games (+14.40 units)
  • MIL: +326 on the money line thus far in 2024
  • Twins vs. Brewers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back the Brewers

Second-year player Brice Turang is finding a way to reach base and is a threat to steal a base at any time. The second baseman is hitting .455 through the first three games with four stolen bases in as many attempts. He was 2-for-4 with a double and one stolen base in Sunday's 4-1 win over the New York Mets. Last season, the 24-year-old hit .218 with nine doubles, three triples, six homers and 34 RBI in 137 games. In two career games against Minnesota, he is 3-for-9 with two RBI, one run scored and one stolen base.

Rookie right fielder Jackson Chourio is already starting to make a name for himself. In three games, he is hitting .417 with a double, two RBI, a walk and one stolen base. One of the Brewers' top prospects, he signed an eight-year, $82 million contract this past offseason before spending any time at the major league level. In just six games at Triple-A Nashville last season, he hit .333 with three doubles and two RBI. He played 122 games at Double-A Biloxi, batting .280 with 23 doubles, three triples, 22 homers and 89 RBI with 43 stolen bases. See which team to pick here

Why you should back the Twins

Right-hander Louie Varland, a Minnesota native, will start for the Twins. In his third season with the team, he has 15 career starts and 22 appearances, going 5-5. Last year, Varland started 10 games and posted a 4-3 record with a 4.63 ERA. In 68 innings, he allowed 35 earned runs and 17 walks, while striking out 71. This will be his first start against Milwaukee.

Center fielder Byron Buxton is among the many weapons the Minnesota offense boasts. In three games, he is hitting .300 with two doubles and three RBI with one run scored. He was limited to 85 games in 2023 due to injury, but still hit 17 homers and drove in 42 RBI. Buxton is a career .239 hitter with 115 homers and 300 RBI. In 24 career games against Milwaukee, he has three doubles, one triple, six homers and 13 RBI. See which team to pick here

How to make Twins vs. Brewers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 9.3 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Brewers vs. Twins, and which side should you back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that went 18-6 on top-rated MLB run-line picks last season, and find out.