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MLB Game Preview - Twins underdogs vs Tigers at Detroit

Minnesota TwinsDetroit Tigers
May 25, 4:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.

Detroit sends Doug Fister out against PJ Walters for the Twins in this game. Fister is 5-1 with a 3.62 ERA on the season, while Walters is 0-0 on the year and has a 0.00 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-210 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Tigers) and the No. 15 (Twins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 10 in the American League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 6-0 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -215 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Detroit staff and losing 6-0 to the Tigers on Friday at Comerica Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

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

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

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Sunday, May 26