Twins vs. Tigers Prediction

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers, 8/12/18 Prediction & Odds

After splitting the first two games of the series, who will come away with the rubber match when the Detroit Tigers host the Minnesota Twins at 1:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

971 Minnesota Twins at 972 Detroit Tigers

Sunday, August 12, 2018

1:10PM ET – Comerica Park

TV: FSN (Min); FSD (Det)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are the slight favorite at home today, as Detroit is getting odds of -115 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 85 percent going on Detroit at home. 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 hold off Tigers

After losing Friday’s series opener to Detroit, the Twins bounced back with a 4-3 win on Saturday, leading 4-1 for most of the game. Minnesota is now 54-62 overall and 21-38 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.41 runs per game this season while allowing 4.69 per contest on defense.

Adalberto Mejia takes the mound for the Twins this afternoon. Mejia has started four games this season and has a 2-0 record with a 2.01 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. He has amassed 13 strikeouts and nine walks over 22.1 innings.

Tigers can’t finish rally

The Tigers put up two runs in the ninth, but still lost by one to Minnesota on Saturday for their seventh loss in eight games. Detroit is now 48-69 overall and 30-28 at home. The Tigers are scoring 3.77 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.62 per contest on the mound.

The Tigers turn to Matthew Boyd this afternoon. Boyd has started 22 games this year and has a 6-10 record with a 4.33 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Boyd has 111 strikeouts and 40 walks over 122.2 innings of work.

MLB Betting Trends


The Twins are 7-1 in their last eight against a team with a losing record and 5-2 in their last seven against a left-handed starter.


The Tigers have won seven of Boyd’s last nine home starts, but lost seven of his last nine overall starts.


Mejia hasn’t allowed a run in his last three outings, a total of 13 innings. Minnesota has been cautious with his pitch counts, but he should be strong when he’s out there today. Detroit doesn’t have much to offer at the plate. While Boyd is capable of a good start, his season numbers are leveling out at over 4.25 for an ERA. Minnesota has opportunities to score runs today and should be able to grind out this victory.


The Pick: Minnesota Twins +105


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