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MLB Game Preview - Twins underdogs vs Tigers at Detroit

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Aug 16, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Detroit and Minnesota on Tuesday, with the host Tigers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Justin Verlander in this one and he'll try to improve on his 17-5 mark on the year. Minnesota counters with Nick Blackburn, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -260 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers - Twins odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 10 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 13 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Twins average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 9-6 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +129 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota rolled to a 9-6 win against Detroit on Monday, as Francisco Liriano and the Twins' bats led the team to victory at Comerica Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 14 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games on the road
Detroit is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Wednesday, August 17

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