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Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Detroit Tigers

vs

Minnesota Twins
Friday, April 25, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Target Field

The Minnesota Twins will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Detroit Tigers invade Target Field on Friday.

Kevin Correia gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 0-2 mark. In the other dugout, Rick Porcello brings a 2-1 ledger to the game for the Detroit Tigers as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line

Minnesota was a 128 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4.9 win for the Twins. A 5.1-4.9 result in favor of the Twins is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 11-10 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 11-8 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Detroit injuries news.

The Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers odds would favor the Twins if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 16.

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How Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 1-rated offense, averaging 5.52 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.21 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.76 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.11 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 28-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit won its last outing, a 7-4 result against the White Sox on April 24. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Max Scherzer blew away 10 Chicago batter in the Tigers's last start, leading them to a 7-4 win over Chicago on Thursday at Comerica Park.

Minnesota was a 9-7 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as +148 underdogs, while the total score of 16 made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rays, a 9-7 final on Thursday in support of Ricky Nolasco at Tropicana Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Minnesota, Saturday, April 26th