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July 21, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Minnesota and Detroit on Thursday, with the host Twins trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Twins will rely on Carl Pavano to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Justin Verlander will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Carl Pavano is 6-6 this season, and Justin Verlander is 12-5.

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Twins as +145 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 14-rated Twins and the league No. 10-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Detroit was a 7-5 loser in its last match at home against the Athletics. They lost as -120 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to Oakland on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Minnesota was a 7-5 winner in its last match at home against the Indians. They won as -107 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota rolled to a 7-5 win against Cleveland on Wednesday, as Nick Blackburn and the Twins' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Friday, July 22

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