Minnesota Twins take on Tigers in baseball test

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Aug 21, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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

It's a pitching duel between Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers (11-7 on the year) and Kevin Correia for Minnesota (8-9 so far).

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Tigers in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -250 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 1-rated Tigers and the league No. 14-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 10 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +178 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Rick Porcello and the Tigers 6-3 on Tuesday at Comerica Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 15 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
Detroit is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 15 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Thursday, August 22

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