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Tigers open as moneyline underdog vs Twins

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July 23, 4:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Target Field on Saturday as host Minnesota battles the Detroit Tigers in baseball odds action.

Scott Baker will take the mound for Minnesota, and he'll carry a 7-5 record into the contest. Brad Penny gets the ball for Detroit; he's 7-6 so far this season.

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Twins in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 10-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Twins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Detroit, they were an 8-2 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -108 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit got the job done in their last match in an 8-2 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Target Field behind starter Max Scherzer.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Minnesota is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Sunday, July 24

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