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April 1, 4:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins battle the visiting Detroit Tigers on Monday in MLB betting action at Target Field.

Minnesota hands the ball to starter Vance Worley in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Justin Verlander, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as favorites of 170 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 13-rated Twins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 0 hits per game. The Tigers average 0 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Minnesota was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They lost as +141 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Twins endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Wednesday, with Scott Diamond throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games on the road
Detroit is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Wednesday, April 3