Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers Free Preview

Jose VasquezArticles, Baseball, MLB

The struggling Detroit Tigers are trying to avoid losing their seventh in a row as they play host to the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. The action will get going at 1:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports North will showcase the game.

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Detroit (-115) is favored against Minnesota (+105) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 9.5 runs (+100 for the under and -120 for the over). You can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at Twins +1.5 runs (-200) and Tigers -1.5 runs (+170).

The Twins have gone 53-61 SU this year and are 63-52 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.9 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, despite having gained 8.0 units ATS. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 47-68 SU and 59-57 ATS. They’ve lost 3.6 units for moneyline bettors and 7.7 units ATS.

Detroit games have had an over/under record of 45-66-5 in 2018. The Twins have an over/under record of 55-57-3.

As a unit, Detroit’s pitchers have given up 4.6 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 4.39 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.47 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 7.9 K/9. In 44 games against AL Central opponents, Tigers starters have an ERA of 4.11 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.45.

Detroit’s hitters are putting up 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.5 per game against divisional foes and 1.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .186/.240/.263 over its last five matchups and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

The Tigers’ offense has been led by Nicholas Castellanos, who is hitting .286/.337/.482 with 16 home runs, 59 RBIs and 60 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Minnesota’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.32 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.41 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.69, along with a K/9 of 9.47.

The Twins offense has slashed .245/.316/.400 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this year, including 4.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Eddie Rosario has led Minnesota’s offense and is slashing .298/.339/.499 with 20 home runs, 66 RBIs and 73 runs scored.

The Twins just dropped a 5-4 heartbreaker to the Indians, while the Tigers are coming off of a 6-0 loss against the Angels.

Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in five of Detroit’s last seven games.
  • The Twins have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit five over their last 10.
  • Minnesota has posted 20 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19 over its last five.
  • The Twins have dropped three of their last four games SU.