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Sep 28, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

84-72TEAM RECORD65-91

Minnesota will look to improve on its 65-91 record when take on Detroit, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between Scott Diamond for the Twins (12-8 on the year) and Drew Smyly for Detroit (4-3 so far).

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 135 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 12 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 5 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Detroit was a 5-4 winner at home against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Doug Fister - will prevail again after their 5-4 victory against Kansas City at Comerica Park.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were an 8-2 loser as they battled the Yankees at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -230 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 8-2 on Wednesday behind a start from C.C. Sabathia at Target Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Saturday, September 29

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