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Philip Hughes, Justin Verlander Take Mound in Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Tilt

Minnesota Twins

vs

Detroit Tigers
Friday, May 09, 2014 7:08 PM ET
Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers host Minnesota on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 20-10 mark against the 15-18 Twins in MLB betting odds action at Comerica Park.

Detroit sends Justin Verlander out against Philip Hughes for the Minnesota Twins in this game. Verlander is 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA on the season, while Hughes is 3-1 on the year and has a 4.72 ERA.

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Minnesota Twins were listed as 210 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bovada. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at BetDSI.

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.7-4.5 result in favor of the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit (20-10) will face the 15-18 Twins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Detroit Tigers at No. 4 and the Minnesota Twins at No. 7 heading into this contest.

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How Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Stats Matchup

At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 2 ranking for hits at 9.7 per game. By contrast, the Minnesota Twins are rated No. 19 in the same category at 8.39 per game.

Minnesota brings the No. 26-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 9-4 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -179 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-4 to Cleveland on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Astros on May 8. Bettors who backed the Astros at +163 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Astros on Thursday, with Drew Smyly throwing 5 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
Minnesota is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Minnesota's last 20 games on the road
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Detroit, Saturday, May 10th

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