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Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds
The visiting Tigers hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.
The Twins will turn to Scott Diamond and his 4-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tigers send Rick Porcello (3-3) to the hill.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 1 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 10 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (10 hits on average).
Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Royals on June 12. Bettors who backed the Royals at +109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit lost in extra innings against the Royals on Wednesday as Kansas City edged them 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Phillies on June 13. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Philadelphia on Thursday at Target Field.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at Minnesota, Saturday, June 15