Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Preview
Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds
Comerica Park hosts an MLB battle between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.
The Tigers will turn to Justin Verlander and his 2-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Twins send Vance Worley (0-3) to the hill.
Detroit was a -255 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 1-rated Tigers and the league No. 11-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 10.1 hits per game. The Twins average 8 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Tigers on April 29. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -230 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Monday, with Mike Pelfrey throwing 5 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Comerica Park.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games at home
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Minnesota at Detroit, Wednesday, May 1