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Detroit Tigers host Minnesota Twins in baseball action

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May 23, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Detroit vs Minnesota battle on Thursday at Comerica Park as the Tigers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Tigers will rely on Rick Porcello to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Scott Diamond will be his counterpart for the Twins. Rick Porcello is 2-2 this season, and Scott Diamond is 3-4.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this matchup found them as -172 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 1 in the American League and the Twins at No. 15 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 10.3 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Minnesota lost its last outing, an 8-3 result against the Braves on May 22. Bettors who backed the Braves at -175 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 Braves, who beat them 8-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Paul Maholm at Turner Field.

Detroit won its last outing, a 11-7 result against the Indians on May 22. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (18) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers enjoyed a 11-7 victory at the expense of the Indians on Wednesday, with Justin Verlander throwing 5 innings of 10-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Detroit's last 21 games at home
Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Friday, May 24

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