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Michael Pelfrey faces Justin Verlander in MLB odds action

Detroit TigersMinnesota Twins
Sep 23, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Twins in Minnesota at Target Field on Monday in baseball odds action.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Justin Verlander to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 13-12. Getting the ball for the Twins is Michael Pelfrey, who owns a 5-13 record on the season with a 5.34 ERA.

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 15 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 1 in the American League heading into this contest.


How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (10.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 6-3 loser at home against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at +223 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit suffered a 6-3 loss against Chicago on Sunday, as Anibal Sanchez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 11-7 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -257 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-7 to Oakland on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 23 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Tuesday, September 24