Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers Free Preview

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The Detroit Tigers are playing host to their division rival Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports North will be televising the matchup.

Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers Odds

The Twins are 70-81 SU and have gone 76-74 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 13.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 2.8 units ATS. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 61-90 SU and 79-71 ATS. The team has lost 5.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.3 units ATS.

Detroit games have a 64-78-8 over/under record in 2018. The Twins have an over/under record of 74-73-3.

Southpaw Gabriel Moya will get the nod for the visiting Twins. Moya (3-1, 4.73 ERA) has racked up 29 strikeouts in 32.1 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Detroit this year.

The Tigers will put the ball in the right hand of Spencer Turnbull (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP), who has one strikeouts and zero walks this season. Turnbull has yet to face the Twins this year and did not record any MLB pitching stats last season.

As a unit, Detroit’s pitching staff has given up 4.8 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 4.52, a WHIP of 1.30 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.4. The bullpen has a 4.47 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 7.9 K/9. In 68 divisional games, Tigers starters have an ERA of 4.54 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.64.

The Detroit hitters have produced 3.9 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .217/.266/.319 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Tigers’ batters have been led by Nicholas Castellanos, who is hitting .296/.353/.490 with 21 home runs, 81 RBIs and 80 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.59 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.25 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.65, along with a WHIP of 1.39 and a K/9 of 9.05.

Twins hitters have slashed .247/.317/.404 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 4.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Eddie Rosario has led Minnesota’s offense and is hitting .288/.323/.479 with 24 home runs, 77 RBIs and 87 runs scored.

The Twins just took the previous game in the series by a final score of five runs to three.

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in only two of Minnesota’s last seven games.
  • The Twins have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Detroit has posted 16.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have lost three of their last four games SU.