MLB Game Preview - Twins underdogs vs Tigers at Detroit
Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds
The Detroit Tigers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Minnesota Twins invade Comerica Park on Sunday.
Michael Pelfrey gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Twins on this day; he's 3-4 on the season. The Tigers, meanwhile, will counter with Max Scherzer, who will be looking to improve on his 6-0 mark.
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 15 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 10.4 hits per game. The Twins average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.
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.
Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Tigers on May 25. Bettors who backed the Twins at +205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota rolled to a 3-2 win against Detroit on Saturday, as P.J. Walters and the Twins' bats led the team to victory at Comerica Park.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
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 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota at Milwaukee, Monday, May 27
Detroit home to Pittsburgh, Monday, May 27