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Twins vs Tigers Baseball Game Preview

Minnesota TwinsDetroit Tigers
May 17, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

11-26TEAM RECORD18-19

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

The Tigers will turn to Doug Fister and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Twins send PJ Walters (0-1) to the hill.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as +-230 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers - Twins odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 8-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.4 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (7.9 hits per game).

Detroit owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 11-7 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +160 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Twins enjoyed a 11-7 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Nick Blackburn throwing 2 innings of 6-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Detroit is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Milwaukee, Friday, May 18
Detroit home to Pittsburgh, Friday, May 18