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Tigers face Minnesota Twins: MLB odds preview and stats

Detroit TigersMinnesota Twins
Aug 14, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

61-55TEAM RECORD50-65

Minnesota will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to Target Field.

For the Twins, Brian Duensing gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tigers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Doug Fister, 6-7 on the year.

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Twins as +145 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 13 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 8-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, almost the same as Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 9-3 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit suffered a 9-3 loss against Minnesota on Monday, as Anibal Sanchez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

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

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

A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Wednesday, August 15

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