Tigers vs. Twins Prediction
Following the split of a doubleheader on Saturday, will the Minnesota Twins close out a series victory over the Detroit Tigers when the two wrap things up today at 2:10PM ET?
973 Detroit Tigers vs. 974 Minnesota Twins
Sunday, May 12, 2019
2:10PM ET – Target Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are the favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -200 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +180 to win, while the over/under total is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 67 percent going on the Tigers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tigers manage a win
Detroit took the opener of the doubleheader on Saturday, earning a 5-3 victory. However, they suffered an 8-3 loss in the nightcap. Detroit is now 17-20 on the season, 8-12 on the road and 21-16 with the under. The Tigers will be sending Daniel Norris to the mound this afternoon. He is 1-1 on the season with a 3.81 ERA.
In Saturday’s opener, the Tigers put up 10 hits and scored two runs in the top of the ninth on solo home run from John Hicks and a RBI single from Christin Stewart. Shane Greene picked up his 14th save of the year by pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth. In the loss, the Tigers scattered seven hits, but Gregory Soto gave up seven runs over four innings to take the loss on the mound. Jeimer Candelario drove in two of the Detroit runs on his second home run of the season.
Twins still playing good ball
Despite the loss in the opener on Saturday, Minnesota is still playing as well as anyone in baseball right now. The Twins are now 25-13 on the season, 13-6 at home and 20-18 with the over. Minnesota has Martin Perez toeing the rubber today. He is 5-0 this year with a 2.83 ERA.
In Saturday’s loss, Michael Pineda gave up three runs in six innings for a no-decision. The Twins did manage two home runs and Jason Castro and C.J. Cron both went deep in the loss. In the nightcap, Kohl Stewart also gave up three runs in six innings, but he got the win thanks to plenty of run support. Cron homered again, giving him nine for the season. He drove in three runs in the win while Marwin Gonzalez also went deep for Minnesota.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are just 3-14 in Norris’ last 17 starts and they are 6-20 in their last 26 Game 4’s.
The Twins have won eight of their last 10 Sunday games and 20 of their last 27 AL Central games.
Norris has actually been competitive for the Tigers this year, but he hasn’t gone past five innings and that won’t be useful in a game following a doubleheader. Perez has managed five wins already this year despite not having the best outings as of late. He has allowed seven earned runs over his last 8.1 innings of work, but he has a strong lineup behind him. Detroit certainly can’t say that. Norris may keep the Tigers in the game early, but Minnesota should pull away later with its superior hitting and bullpen.
MLB Prediction: Minnesota Twins -200