Tigers vs. Twins Prediction
The Detroit Tigers are in a free fall right now. Can the Minnesota Twins add another loss to their latest slump when the two wrap up their midweek series today at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
1:10PM ET – Target Field
TV: FSN; FSDT
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -170 to win. The Tigers are getting a money line of +155 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent of the wagers going on Detroit 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 lose fourth straight
The Tigers lost their fifth straight game on Tuesday night, as they were shutout in a 6-0 loss. It was the fourth straight game that the Tigers scored two runs or less. Detroit is now 20-28 overall and 8-18 on the road. The Tigers are averaging 4.19 runs per game this season while allowing 4.73 per contest.
Michael Fulmer will take the mound for the Tigers this weekend. He has started nine games this year and has a 1-3 record with a 4.35 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. Fulmer has pitched 51.2 innings this year and has 46 strikeouts with 17 walks.
Minnesota nearing .500
The Twins have won three straight after taking the first two games in this series to get within two games of the .500 mark. Minnesota is now 21-23 overall and 11-11 at home. The Twins are putting up 4.19 runs per game this season while allowing 4.55 per contest.
The Twins send Kyle Gibson to the mound today. He is 1-2 through nine starts with a 3.96 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. Gibson has pitched a total of 50.0 innings this year and has 55 strikeouts with 26 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are just 14-37 in their last 51 road games and 16-39 in their last 55 divisional games. They also have lost four straight road starts from Fulmer.
The Twins have won five straight divisional games and seven of their last 10 games after a win. They also have won Gibson’s last six starts against AL Central opponents.
Fulmer is supposed to be the ace for the Tigers, but he has been struggling in recent starts. Gibson has been in somewhat of a funk as well, but he gets to face a Detroit lineup that is really struggling right now. I think Gibson will be able to pick apart Detroit while the Twins do enough to put some runs on Fulmer.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -170