Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins 07/09/2021 Previews, Spread and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins 07/09/2021 – On Friday, Target Field will be the host to two teams seeking wins for different reasons. The Detroit Tigers will want to continue success after winning six out of nine games. After losing seven of 10 games, the Minnesota Twins are desperately seeking a victory. With the Tigers at 40-48 ranking third in the AL Central, the Twins are just one spot below at 36-50. The second in a four-game series in Minnesota, the Tigers will desperately seek to win this one after losing to the Twins in the last game. The best baseball betting has predicted the Tigers to win this game easily.
Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins 07/09/2021
In their last three games, the Detroit Tigers have scored 13 runs. With his 90 hits and 50 RBIs, Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers. Jeimer Candelario and Robbie Grossman have also contributed widely to the offense with their combined hits of 147 and 64 RBI. The Tigers defense is spearheaded by Matt Manning who has six strikeouts this season. The 23-year-old will play his first game against the Twins this Friday night. Manning is 0-2 with an 11.42 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP on the season.
Players to watch: J. Schoop 2B (GP 84, AB 322, R 43, H 88, 2B 13, 3B 1, HR 16, RBI 50, TB 151, BB 21, SO 74, SB 1, AVG 0.273, OBP 0.319, SLG 0.469, OPS 0.788, WAR 1.5), R. Grossman LF (GP 83, AB 299, R 43, H 68, 2B 12, 3B 2, HR 11, RBI 40, TB 117, BB 58, SO 86, SB 10, AVG 0.227, OBP 0.355, SLG 0.391, OPS 0.746, WAR 1.5).
After their last defeat against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, Minnesota declined to 35-50 on the season. With a 5.03 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season, watch out for Kenta Maeda on the mound. Against the Tigers specifically, Maeda has an impressive 4.50 ERA and 38 strikeouts, Nelson Cruz smashed 18 home runs with an on-base percentage of .377 and a batting clip of .304. It turns out that the all-star slugger is being considered for trade by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Players to watch: J. Polanco SS (GP 78, AB 298, R 46, H 74, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 10, RBI 34, TB 124, BB 27, SO 53, SB 6, AVG 0.248, OBP 0.314, SLG 0.416, OPS 0.73, WAR 1.5), N. Cruz DH (GP 77, AB 260, R 37, H 79, 2B 11, 3B 1, HR 18, RBI 45, TB 146, BB 29, SO 56, SB 1, AVG 0.304, OBP 0.377, SLG 0.562, OPS 0.939, WAR 2.2).
Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Betting Picks
Though the Detroit Tigers have had their set of challenges, especially with their rookie Manning, they are still positioned to win against the Minnesota Twins, as predicted by the sports betting website on MLB. With Maeda’s inconsistency this season, the Twins might not be at their best in this game.
Score Prediction: Tigers 6, Twins 4