Twins vs. Tigers Prediction
Which struggling AL Central squad will pick up a win tonight when the Detroit Tigers host the Minnesota Twins at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, September 17, 2018
7:10PM ET – PNC Park
TV: FSN (Min); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Detroit is the slight favorite at home, as the Tigers are getting odds of -115 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 51 percent of the wagers 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 lost at KC
The Minnesota Twins are coming off a four-game series loss at Kansas City this past weekend, losing the first three meetings. The Twins are 68-81 overall and 25-50 on the road. Minnesota is putting up 4.41 runs per game on offense while the defense is giving up 4.93 runs per contest.
Gabriel Moya gets the start for the Twins this evening. He has started just two games this year while appearing in relief in 26 others. Moya has a 3-1 record with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Moya has pitched 31.1 innings and has 28 strikeouts with 12 walks.
Tigers win at Cleveland
The Tigers are coming off a surprising series win at Cleveland this weekend. They have dropped five of their last seven. Detroit is 61-88 overall and 36-38 at home. The Tigers are scoring 3.91 runs per game this year while allowing 4.79 per contest.
Detroit is giving the ball to Jordan Zimmerman tonight. He is making his 22nd start of the season and has a 7-7 record with a 4.17 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Zimmerman has recorded 100 strikeouts and 20 walks through 116.2 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have lost nine of their last 10 after a win and four straight Monday games.
The Tigers have won four of their last five division games but are just 2-6 in their last eight against a left-handed starter.
The home team has won seven of the last 10 between these two and I expect that trend to continue tonight. Moya isn’t a starter for the most part and shouldn’t get too deep into this game. The Tigers are coming off being able to get to the Cleveland pen and should get to the Twins pen tonight. Zimmerman has pitched 6.1 innings against Minnesota this year and hasn’t given up an unearned run.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers -115