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Michael Pelfrey vs Rick Porcello matchup featured in MLB action

Minnesota TwinsDetroit Tigers
Aug 20, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Michael Pelfrey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-10. Getting the ball for the Tigers is Rick Porcello, who owns a 9-6 record on the season with a 4.40 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Twins listed as underdogs of +-235 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.9 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Minnesota was a 6-1 loser in its last match at home against the Mets. They lost as -139 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Twins endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Mets on Monday, with Kyle Gibson throwing 3 2/3 innings of 10-hit ball at Target Field.

In their last action, Detroit was a 6-3 winner at home against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at -168 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Bruce Chen and the Royals 6-3 on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Detroit is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Wednesday, August 21