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Detroit sends Brad Penny vs Nick Blackburn in Tigers vs Twins game

Minnesota TwinsDetroit Tigers
May 30, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Twins arrive at Comerica Park on Monday.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Brad Penny in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-4 mark on the year. Minnesota counters with Nick Blackburn, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Twins listed as underdogs of +-165 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 12 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Twins average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Detroit owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Angels on May 29. Bettors who backed the Angels at -146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 6-5 on Sunday behind a start from Dan Haren at Target Field.

Detroit won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Red Sox on May 29. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Boston 3-0 on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Tuesday, May 31

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