Tigers vs. Twins Saturday Prediction
After a postponement on Friday night, the Tigers and Twins will meet Saturday at 2:10 p.m. ET. What’s the best play on the board for bettors when these American League Central rivals clash in Minnesota?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, April 13, 2019
2:10 p.m. ET, Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 63% of the betting tickets are on the Twins to beat the Tigers on the moneyline.
Detroit Tigers Fantasy Spin
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said Nicholas Castellanos has a sprained right big toe. He tried to play through the injury for a few days but noticed it was getting worse. Castellanos probably wouldn't have been available Friday—Detroit's series opener in Minnesota has already been postponed—but there's a chance we'll see him back in the lineup Saturday. Despite his team's early success, Castellanos has mostly been a non-factor for the Tigers, hitting just .255 with no homers and 15 strikeouts across 47 at-bats.
Minnesota Twins Fantasy Spin
Jonathan Schoop went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as his team fell to the Mets on Wednesday. He laced an RBI-double that plated Mitch Garver in the eighth inning. Schoop and his fantasy owners suffered through a miserable 2018 season with the Orioles and Brewers but he seems to have righted the ship so far this year. He owns a .313/.389/.563 slash line with two dingers and six RBI in 36 plate appearances.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are 3-8 in their last 11 games in Minnesota and are 1-6 in their last seven games versus the Twins overall.
The Twins have won 12 of their last 16 games overall and are 35-16 in their last 51 home games.
The over has been profitable in this series, including cashing in five of the previous seven meetings in Minnesota. The over is also 6-2 in the Twins’ last eight games overall and is 5-2-1 in their last eight divisional games. Michael Pineda has looked sharp to start the season after missing 2018 while recovering from Tommy John but the Twins are also likely to play it cautious with him in April. Thus, even though the Tigers have one of the least productive offenses in baseball, they should produce enough runs to help get the score over the total.
The Pick: Tigers/Twins OVER 8.5