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Baseball odds preview - Minnesota vs. Detroit

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Sep 23, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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Comerica Park hosts an MLB battle between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

The Tigers will rely on Drew Smyly to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while PJ Walters will be his counterpart for the Twins. Drew Smyly is 4-3 this season, and PJ Walters is 2-4.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Twins listed as underdogs of +-200 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 13-rated Twins taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Tigers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 8-0 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -230 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Doug Fister in a losing cause, 8-0, against Detroit on Saturday.

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 7-14-1 SU in its last 22 games ,on the road
Minnesota is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games ,
Minnesota is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against Detroit
Minnesota is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing Detroit
Detroit5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit12-4-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
Detroit17-7-1 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to NY Yankees, Monday, September 24
Detroit home to Kansas City, Monday, September 24