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Twins face Detroit Tigers: MLB odds preview and stats

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May 16, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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

The Tigers will turn to Rick Porcello and his 3-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Twins send Nick Blackburn (1-4) to the hill.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as -185 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 7-rated Tigers and the league No. 14-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.3 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (7.7 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Indians on May 15. Bettors who backed the Indians at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Derek Lowe shut down the Twins in their last game, striking out 0 in a 5-0 shutout over Minnesota in baseball action at Target Field.

Detroit was a 10-8 winner in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They won as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 18 made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 10-8 final on Tuesday in support of Max Scherzer at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

A few Twins at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Thursday, May 17