Twins vs. Tigers Prediction
Will the Detroit Tigers pick up another win at home when they face the Minnesota Twins tonight at 6:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
919 Minnesota Twins at 920 Detroit Tigers
Saturday, August 11, 2018
6:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: FSN (Min); FSD (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are the slight favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -135 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +125 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 63 percent going on Minnesota 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.
Twins lose again
The Twins dropped their third straight on Friday in a 5-3 loss to the Tigers. Minnesota is 53-62 overall and 20-38 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.41 runs per game this season while allowing 4.69 per contest on defense.
Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Twins on Saturday night. He is making his 24th start of the season and comes in with a 5-9 record, a 3.60 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Gibson has 135 strikeouts and 56 walks over 140.0 innings on the mound.
Tigers end skid
The Tigers put an end to their six-game losing streak on Friday by earning the 5-3 victory. Detroit is now 48-68 overall and 30-27 at home. The Tigers are scoring 3.77 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.62 per contest on the mound.
The Tigers have Francisco Liriano taking the mound this evening. He has started 17 games this season and has a 3-6 record with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Liriano has pitched 90.2 innings this season and has 73 strikeouts with 51 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have lost four of Gibson’s last five road starts, but they are 20-7 in his last 27 road starts against a losing team.
The Tigers have won four of their last five at home, but have lost eight straight after scoring five runs or more in their previous game.
The Tigers got the win on Friday and I think they can do it again today. Liriano has allowed just four earned runs over his last four starts. The Tigers seem to hit the ball a little better at home as well. Gibson has given up nine runs over his last two starts and has a 4.50 ERA against the Tigers this year.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +125