MLB Betting Preview: Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers – August 12, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan
When: Sunday, August 12th at 1:10 PM ET
Spread: Detroit Tigers -120
Quick Pick: Minnesota Twins +100 for 2 units
Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins
BetDSI has the Detroit Tigers listed as -120 money line favorites over the Minnesota Twins.
The Detroit Tigers enter this game, losers of four of their last five including a 0-3 series sweep on the road against the Los Angeles Angels earlier in the week that concluded on Wednesday with a 0-6 loss and have split the first two games of this series after losing on Saturday by a score of 3-4.
The Minnesota Twins enter this game, losers of three of their last five including a 1-3 series loss on the road against the Cleveland Indians earlier in the week that concluded on Thursday with a 4-5 loss, but ended their three-game losing streak on Saturday.
Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Minnesota Twins.
The Twins are 54-62 overall and 21-38 on the road. The Twins are not going to make the playoffs this season as they are double-digit games back of the Indians and have no chance of making it as a wildcard team.
They are currently eight games below .500 and are in 2nd place in the AL Central trailing the division-leading Cleveland Indians by 11 games. Minnesota is 21-38 on the road, 28-25 after a win, 25-23 in divisional games and 25-34 as an underdog.
Kohl Stewart will take the mound on Sunday for the Minnesota Twins. Stewart will be making his first start of the season on Sunday.
Eddie Rosario leads the team in home runs, RBIs and runs with 20 home runs, 66 RBIs and 73 runs. Minnesota is averaging 4.41 runs per game which ranks 18th in the MLB. The Twins are allowing 4.67 runs per game which ranks 21st in the MLB.
The Tigers are 48-69 overall and 30-28 at home. The Tigers are a rebuilding team and it will probably be a few seasons before they are competitive again.
They are currently twenty-one games below .500 and are in 3rd place in the AL Central behind the Indians and Twins and trail the division-leading Cleveland Indians by 17.5 games. Detroit is 30-28 at home, 28-40 after a loss, 22-24 in divisional games and 9-10 as a favorite.
Matthew Boyd will take the mound on Sunday for the Detroit Tigers. Boyd is 6-10 on the season with an ERA of 4.33 with 111 strikeouts over 122 2/3rd innings pitched.
Nicholas Castellanos leads the team in home runs, RBIs and runs with 16 home runs, 59 RBIs and 60 runs. Detroit is averaging 3.76 runs per game which ranks 28th in the MLB. The Tigers are allowing 4.62 runs per game which ranks 20th in the MLB.
Minnesota gets the win
Neither of these teams is exciting to watch as they both rank in the bottom half in terms on runs and runs allowed and as a result neither will be in the playoffs this season. Still the Twins have a better team and I like them in this game with the return of Kohl Stewart to the mound who will be making his first start of the season. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.