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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins meet at Target Field.

Righthander Justin Verlander will take the mound for the Tigers to start this game. Verlander is 13-12 this season with a 3.66 ERA.

Starting this game for the Twins will be Michael Pelfrey. The righthander has a 5.34 ERA to go along with a 5-13 record this season.

In their last action, Detroit was a 6-3 loser at home against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at +223 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 11-7 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -257 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 91-65 SU
Minnesota: 65-90 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 23 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Minnesota home to Detroit, Tuesday, September 24