Tigers vs. Twins Prediction
Will the Minnesota Twins add to the latest losing streak for the Detroit Tigers when they continue their weekend series tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 17, 2018
8:10PM ET – Target Field
TV: FSDT (Det); FSN (Min)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -165 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +155 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 64 percent going on Minnesota 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.
Tigers lose third straight
The Tigers suffered their third consecutive loss on Thursday in a 15-8 shootout with the Twins. Detroit is now 50-72 overall and 18-42 on the road. The Tigers are putting up 3.84 runs per game this season while allowing 4.70 runs per contest.
Matthew Boyd takes the mound for the Tigers on Friday night. He is making his 24th start of the season and has a 7-10 record with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Boyd has 114 strikeouts and 41 walks over 128.2 innings this year.
Twins light up the scoreboard
The Twins earned their third consecutive win on Thursday by pounding out 15 runs on the Tigers. Minnesota is now 57-63 overall and 36-24 at home. The Twins are putting up 4.49 runs per contest while allowing 4.67 per game.
Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Twins this evening. He is making his 25th start of the season and comes into the game with a 6-9 record, a 3.49 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Gibson has 139 strikeouts and 58 walks over 147.0 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have lost 13 of Boyd’s last 16 road starts and 12 of his last 16 starts within the division.
The Twins have won five of Gibson’s last six starts against the Tigers. They also have won 20 of their last 27 home games.
Boyd has been a much different pitcher at home than on the road. He has a 2-7 record with a 5.60 ERA on the road this year. Gibson has been pretty solid against Detroit as well, putting up a 2.77 ERA through two starts with the Tigers this year. Minnesota has the better hitting and better pitching in this matchup. Detroit has the road record it does for a reason. Stick with the Twins at home.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -165