Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

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The Minnesota Twins are facing off against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Fox Sports North is in line to televise the action. The game is scheduled to get underway at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins Odds

The Tigers are 51-73 SU and are 63-60 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.1 units ATS. The Twins, on the other hand, are 58-64 SU and 66-55 ATS. The team’s lost 5.9 units for moneyline bettors while earning 8.9 units ATS.

Twins games have had an over/under record of 58-60-3 in 2018. The Tigers have been a great under bet with a total record of 49-68-6.

Jacob Turner will get the start for the Tigers. The right-handed Turner is 0-1 with a 20.25 ERA and three strikeouts. He has yet to face the Twins this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Twins are sending righty Jake Odorizzi (5-7, 4.44 ERA) to the mound. Odorizzi has 129 strikeouts and 51 walks to his name, as well as a 1.39 WHIP. Odorizzi is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in one start against Detroit this year.

As a unit, Minnesota’s pitching staff has given up 4.7 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.42, a WHIP of 1.37 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.3. The bullpen has a 4.53 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. In 52 games against divisional foes, Twins starters have an ERA of 4.52 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.20.

Minnesota’s hitters have produced 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game against divisional foes and 7.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .292/.339/.556 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Twins’ batters have been led by Eddie Rosario, who is slashing .294/.334/.493 with 21 home runs, 69 RBIs and 77 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.47 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 7.23 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.44, along with a K-per-9 of 8.04.

Tigers hitters have slashed .240/.301/.377 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Nicholas Castellanos has led Detroit’s offense. Castellanos is slashing .290/.342/.492 with 18 home runs, 69 RBIs and 67 runs scored.

The Tigers are coming off a 7-5 victory in the prior game of this series.

Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in just two of Detroit’s last seven games.
  • The Tigers have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.
  • Detroit has posted 21.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.6 over its last five.