Tigers vs. Twins Prediction
Will the Minnesota Twins pick up another victory over the Detroit Tigers when the two AL Central foes meet up tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 18, 2018
7:10PM 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 -175 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +165 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 63 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 fall again
The Tigers were edged on Friday night, losing 5-4 for their fourth consecutive loss. Detroit is now 50-73 overall and 18-43 on the road. The Tigers are putting up 3.85 runs per game this season while allowing 4.71 runs per contest.
Ryan Carpenter is getting the start for the Tigers tonight. He is making his fourth start for the Tigers and has an 0-1 record, a 6.39 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP. Carpenter has pitched just 12.2 innings this year and has seven strikeouts with three walks.
Twins heating up
The Twins won their fourth straight game on Friday with their 5-4 win over the Tigers. Minnesota is now 58-63 overall and 37-24 at home. The Twins are putting up 4.50 runs per contest while allowing 4.66 per game.
Kohl Stewart is getting the start for Minnesota tonight. He is making just his seconds start. His first start was against the Tigers, which was a 4-2 loss in Detroit. He gave up three runs over 4.1 innings with 1 walk and 1 strikeout.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have lost 43 of their last 58 road games and 36 of their last 51 overall.
The Twins have won nine of their last 11 against teams with a losing record. They are also 13-3 in their last 16 home games against a team with a losing record.
Despite the struggles and inexperience of both starting pitchers in this game, the Tigers are just a mess on the road. They can’t seem to figure things out and find any rhythm on the road. Stewart already has lost to the Tigers, but I think he will be find at home and he will get the run support he needs from his hitters against Carpenter.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -175