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Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Odds, Picks & Preview

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Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Betting Preview

The 2018 baseball sports betting season continues this Thursday night with a flurry of matchups that are bound to strike your interest. One pairing worth wagering on this evening has to be the Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins matchup. Both teams are having decent seasons but will be looking to lock down a playoff spot in the coming weeks. Let’s check on the online betting odds to see what kind of matchup we can expect.

Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins – Thursday, August 16th  

Series: Game 1

When: 8:10 pm ET

Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

Baseball Sports Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Tigers +1½ (-150) 9 (-120) +144
Twins -1½ (+130) 9 (EV) -154
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Detroit Tigers         

The Tigers leap into this Thursday night matchup sporting a 50-71 record that ranks them 3rd in the AL Central. Currently 19 ½ games behind the division leading Cleveland Indians, it’s looking like the Tigers are too far behind to make a push for the lead in the AL Central. Nevertheless, Detroit can still make a push to lock up  a Wild Card berth. Naturally, securing the No. 2 spot in the AL Central would help them out substantially. But since Detroit is 2-3 in their last 5 matchups, they’re going to need a turnaround to make any sort of headway in the division. Francisco Liriano will get the start this evening. Liriano is 3-7 on the year and will be looking to improve on his 4.42 ERA and his 1.45 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Nicholas Castellanos (17 HR, 66 RBI, .290 BA), Jose Iglesias (5 HR, 48 RBI, .264 BA), and Victor Martinez (6 HR, 39 RBI, .244 BA).

Minnesota Twins

The Twins walk into this AL rivalry flashing a 56-63 record that ranks them 2nd overall. Since the Twins are 12 ½ games behind the Indians, it’s looking like they too are too far behind to be any sort of threat to Cleveland. Albeit, they can still focus on a Wild Card berth by getting the best of Detroit this evening. These two recently faced off in a 3-game series that saw Detroit come out on top 2-games to 1. No doubt Minnesota will be looking to even the score. However, they’ll have a tough time doing so this evening with Ervin Santana on the mound. Santana is 0-1 on the year and brings a pitiful 6.53 ERA and 1.45 WHIP to the table.

Players to Watch: Eddie Rosario (20 HR, 67 RBI, .295 BA), Eduardo Escobar (15 HR, 63 RBI, .274 BA), and Joe Mauer (3 HR, 34 RBI, .269 BA).

Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet MLB games online take in this Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins matchup? All in all, it might be better to stick with Detroit here. The Tigers got the best of Minnesota recently and they’ll also have the better pitcher on the mound this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 6-3 Detroit.  

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