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Detroit Tigers Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to Target Field.

Mike Pelfrey, with a record of 0-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Detroit Tigers, while the Minnesota Twins trot Ricky Nolasco to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Minnesota Twins as -119 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Tigers to win this game 6.3-3.2. 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

Minnesota (7-16) will face the 13-10 Tigers in this tilt. 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. 23 and the Detroit Tigers at No. 15 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 27-rated offense, averaging 3.33 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 14 at 4.04 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.25 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.17 hits per game).

Detroit brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins's No. 21-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit rolled to a 4-1 win against Minnesota on Saturday, as J Zimmermann and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
  • Detroit is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Cleveland, Tuesday, May 3rd
Minnesota at Houston, Monday, May 2nd