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Max Scherzer, Carl Pavano take mound in Twins vs Tigers tilt

Detroit TigersMinnesota Twins
May 26, 2:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Minnesota will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to Target Field.

Minnesota sends Carl Pavano out against Max Scherzer for the Tigers in this game. Pavano is 2-3 with a 4.91 ERA on the season, while Scherzer is 3-3 on the year and has a 5.73 ERA.

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as +105 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 14-ranked Twins and the American League No. 8-rated Tigers in this matchup.


How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Tigers average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 11-rated defense.

Detroit won its last outing, a 10-6 result against the Twins on May 25. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers enjoyed a 10-6 victory at the expense of the Twins on Friday, with Drew Smyly throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Target Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 0-10

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games
Detroit is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Detroit is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing at home against Detroit
Minnesota is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Sunday, May 27