Tigers vs. Twins Free Pick
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (ATS Consultants) – This is the first game of a three-game series. Detroit is coming off a four-game home sweep over Kansas City, while Minnesota lost two of three to the Yankees. Drew Smyly takes the mound for the Tigers, while Scott Diamond goes to the hill for the Twins. The opening pitch starts at 8:10pmET from Target Field in Minneapolis.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Tigers as a -145 favorite over the Twins. The total is 9 in most books. The Tigers come in with a 84-72 record and are 66-82 Under, while the Blue Jays are 65-91 overall and are 76-71 Over.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Tigers opened as a -150 favorite and moved to -145 in most books. The total started at 9 and remained there in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 75% of public bettors favor the Tigers. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the Tigers. According to the latest MLB trends, Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League Central, 8-3 in their last 11 Friday games, 19-8 in their last 27 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game and are 7-3 in their last 10 games following a win. Twins 26-53 in their last 79 vs. a team with a winning record, 8-21 in their last 29 games as a home underdog of +110 to +150, 1-5 in their last 6 home games, 1-6 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 0-5 in their last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter, 0-5 in their last 5 Friday games, 3-7 in Diamond's last 10 starts as an underdog and 0-5 in Diamond's last 5 home starts. Miguel Cabrera continues his quest for the first Triple Crown since 1967. Detroit leads the Chicago White Sox by two games in the AL Central with six contests left. Smyly, who gets the start with Max Scherzer scratched, has struck out 89 and walked 30 in 93 1/3 innings. Diamond had gone 1-3 in his previous four outings. Tigers need to continue to win to stay ahead of the White Sox.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: DETROIT TIGERS -145