Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins Free Pick

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The Minnesota Twins are set to play host to the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. The game gets underway 8:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports North is in line to showcase the action.

Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins Odds

The Tigers are 64-94 SU and have gone 81-76 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.2 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 6.0 units ATS. The Twins, on the other hand, are 73-84 SU and 81-75 ATS. They’ve lost 12.7 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 1.9 units ATS.

Twins games have a 76-77-3 over/under record in 2018. The Tigers have been a good under bet with a total record of 67-82-8.

The southpaw Francisco Liriano is getting the start for Detroit. Liriano is 5-11 with a 4.40 ERA and 105 strikeouts. He’s 0-2 with four strikeouts and a 9.45 ERA against Minnesota this year (two starts).

The Twins will send lefty Gabriel Moya (3-1, 4.72 ERA) to the mound. Moya has 30 strikeouts and 13 walks to his name, as well as a 1.31 WHIP. Moya is 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA over three starts against Detroit this year.

Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The club’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.59, a WHIP of 1.40 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 4.52 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 71 games against divisional foes, Twins starters have an ERA of 4.74 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.25.

The Minnesota hitters are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .273/.333/.420 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Twins’ batters have been led by Eddie Rosario, who is slashing .288/.323/.479 with 24 home runs, 77 RBIs and 87 runs scored.

For the visitors, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.55 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 7.39 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.42, along with a K/9 of 7.88.

Tigers hitters have slashed .242/.302/.381 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Nicholas Castellanos has led Detroit’s offense. Castellanos is slashing .300/.356/.500 with 22 home runs, 87 RBIs and 85 runs scored.

The Twins are coming off an 11-4 win in the prior game of the 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 five of Minnesota’s last seven games.
  • The Tigers have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Twins have hit 12 over their last 10.
  • Minnesota has posted 27.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.4 over its last five.