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Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Betting Matchup Report

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July 5, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Minnesota duelling Detroit on Thursday at Comerica Park.

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Scott Diamond to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-3. Getting the ball for the Tigers is Rick Porcello, who owns a 6-5 record on the season with a 4.35 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Tigers as -145 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers sit at No. 6 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Detroit owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.

The Twins were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -265 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Twins endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Brian Duensing throwing 4 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Detroit is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Texas, Friday, July 6
Detroit home to Kansas City, Friday, July 6