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Moneyline Favors Detroit Tigers in MLB Battle with Minnesota Twins

Detroit Tigers


Minnesota Twins
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Target Field

Target Field hosts an MLB battle between the Minnesota Twins and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.

The Minnesota Twins will rely on Ricky Nolasco to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Rick Porcello will be his counterpart for the Detroit Tigers. Ricky Nolasco is 5-11 this season, and Rick Porcello is 15-11.

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line

Minnesota was a 144 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.9-4.3 win for the Tigers. A 5.9-4.3 result in favor of the Tigers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

63-87 Minnesota battles the Tigers, currently with a 84-66 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Detroit injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Minnesota Twins) and the No. 8 (Detroit Tigers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota Twins No. 6 ranked offense (4.39 runs per game) against a Detroit Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 23 at 4.36 runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have been averaging 8.65 hits per game, less than the Detroit Tigers have managed so far this season (9.67 hits on average).

Detroit brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins's No. 28-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers were a 8-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Anthony Swarzak and the Twins 8-6 on Monday at Target Field.

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota's last 15 games
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Minnesota, Wednesday, September 17th