MLB Baseball - Preview

MLB BASEBALL

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers

The division rival Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Comerica Park.

Lefthander Andrew Albers will take the mound for the Twins to start this game. Albers is 2-1 this season with a 1.85 ERA.

Starting this game for the Tigers will be Justin Verlander. The righthander has a 3.51 ERA to go along with a 12-9 record this season.

The Twins were a 7-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -265 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Minnesota: 55-70 SU
Detroit: 74-52 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Friday, August 23
Detroit at NY Mets, Friday, August 23