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Max Scherzer Tigers at Home vs Minnesota in MLB Clash

Minnesota TwinsDetroit Tigers
April 29, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Monday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

Detroit sends Max Scherzer out against Michael Pelfrey for the Twins in this game. Scherzer is 2-0 with a 4.13 ERA on the season, while Pelfrey is 2-2 on the year and has a 7.94 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Detroit sat as -208 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 11 in the latest survey.

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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 10.3 hits per game. The Twins average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Rangers on April 28. Bettors who backed the Twins at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota threw a shutout at Texas in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Kevin Correia to defeat Texas 5-0 on Sunday.

Last time out for Detroit, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Braves at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -145 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Minor and the Braves 8-3 on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Tuesday, April 30