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Sep 9, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Friday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

Kevin Slowey, with a record of 0-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Tigers trot Brad Penny to the mound in this one. He is 9-10 so far in 2011.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-150 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers - Twins odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 9 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Detroit and its American League No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 13 lineup of the Twins at 3.8 runs per outing.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the White Sox on September 7. Bettors who backed the Twins at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 5-4 final on Wednesday in support of Carl Pavano at Target Field.

The Tigers were an 8-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. The Tigers enjoyed an 8-6 victory at the expense of the Indians on Wednesday, with Justin Verlander throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Minnesota's last 19 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Saturday, September 10

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