Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds
The Tigers get a visit from the Minnesota Twins in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Rick Porcello gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 9-12 mark. In the other dugout, Samuel Deduno brings a 6-4 ledger to the game for the Twins as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.
Sportsbooks had set the Tigers as -175 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 13-rated Twins taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Tigers in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -142 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Cleveland at Progressive Field.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 12-4 loser as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +134 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered a 12-4 loss against Oakland on Thursday, as Anibal Sanchez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 15 games at home
Minnesota at Detroit, Saturday, September 22