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Scott Diamond Twins at Home vs Detroit in MLB Clash

Detroit TigersMinnesota Twins
Aug 26, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Odds

71-59TEAM RECORD55-75

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Detroit duelling Minnesota on Friday at Target Field.

The Twins will turn to Scott Diamond and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tigers send Rick Porcello (11-8) to the hill.

View Detroit vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as underdogs of -115 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 14-ranked Twins and the American League No. 10-rated Tigers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

The Tigers were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +162 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. Doug Fister chucked 7 shutout innings at the Rays in their last game, striking out 5 in a 2-0 win against Tampa Bay in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 6-1 loser at home against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at +155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota suffered a 6-1 loss against Baltimore on Thursday, as Francisco Liriano wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Tigers at Twins trends to consider:
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Detroit is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Saturday, August 27