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Tigers Have Lost All of Verlander's Starts

The Detroit Tigers have managed to get tagged with a loss in each of starting pitcher Justin Verlander's first four outings this season as he heads to the mound again on Friday night in baseball odds action against the Minnesota Twins.

Verlander is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA on the season, and he was knocked around for seven runs in just five innings of work against the Blue Jays last time out. Ervin Santana (0-0, 2.25 ERA) will start for the Twins in Friday night's game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Minnesota Twins in this matchup found them as -138 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-4.4 victory for the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

46-40 Minnesota battles the Tigers, currently with a 44-41 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Detroit injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Minnesota Twins at No. 11 and the Detroit Tigers at No. 24 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 14-rated offense, averaging 4.17 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 26 at 4.58 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.36 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.79 hits per game).

Defensively, Detroit features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.53 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 4.64 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit rolled to a 4-2 win against Minnesota on Thursday, as D Price and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 19 of Detroit's last 20 games
  • Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 12 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Minnesota, Saturday, July 11th