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Detroit Tigers take on Twins in baseball test

Detroit TigersMinnesota Twins
Aug 15, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

62-55TEAM RECORD50-66

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

The Twins will rely on Cole De Vries to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Max Scherzer will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Cole De Vries is 2-3 this season, and Max Scherzer is 11-6.

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Twins as +131 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Twins) and the No. 4 (Tigers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 8-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Detroit was an 8-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -158 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit got the job done in their last match in an 8-4 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday at Target Field behind starter Doug Fister.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Baltimore, Friday, August 17
Minnesota at Seattle, Friday, August 17

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