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Francisco Liriano out to silence Tigers bats in MLB contest

Detroit TigersMinnesota Twins
May 10, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Detroit Tigers invade Target Field on Tuesday.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Rick Porcello to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-2. Getting the ball for the Twins is Francisco Liriano, who owns a 2-4 record on the season with a 6.61 ERA.

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Twins as -130 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Twins, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.2 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 10-5 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -101 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit rolled to a 10-5 win against Toronto on Monday, as Max Scherzer and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Rogers Centre.

The Twins were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -245 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota lost in extra innings against the Red Sox on Monday as Boston edged them 2-1 at Fenway Park.

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

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

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

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Wednesday, May 11