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Minnesota Twins host Detroit Tigers in baseball action

Detroit TigersMinnesota Twins
April 4, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Detroit Tigers invade Target Field on Thursday.

Minnesota hands the ball to starter Michael Pelfrey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Rick Porcello, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 130 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 13-rated Twins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 2.5 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 3 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at +139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Minnesota on Wednesday at Target Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against 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
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to NY Yankees, Friday, April 5
Minnesota at Baltimore, Friday, April 5