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MLB Betting Line Favors the Detroit Tigers over the Minnesota Twins

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Detroit Tigers dueling the Minnesota Twins on Friday at Target Field.

It's a pitching duel between Hector Santiago for the Minnesota Twins (1-1 on the year) and Justin Verlander for Detroit Tigers (1-1 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Minnesota Twins in this matchup found them as 123 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.8-3.2 result in favor of the Twins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota (7-8) will face the 8-7 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Detroit injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Minnesota Twins and the No. 21-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Minnesota Twins No. 20-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers offense rated No. 18 and scoring 4.2 runs per game. The Twins have averaged 7.73 hits per game to date this season, more than the Tigers hitters have managed (7.2 per nine innings).

Minnesota owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's No. 30-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Minnesota, Saturday, April 22nd

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