Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers Preview

Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers Predictions

The Detroit Tigers have won three of four since the All-Star break and look to continue the trend when they host the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. The Tigers have allowed five runs in their three wins over the last four days and turn to veteran right handed starter Anibal Sanchez in the second of a three game series against the American League-worst Twins.

Detroit has won all seven meetings between the AL Central rivals this season, including a 1-0 triumph in the series opener on Monday. Justin Upton homered to provide the only run for the Tigers and has warmed up by going 11-for-36 over the last 10 games with a pair of blasts and five RBIs. Minnesota, which has won six of its last 10, owns an AL-low 33 wins this season. It won’t be long before the Twins try to move talent to try and get a few cheap young players.

Twins vs Tigers; Time, Date, TV, Odds

GAME: Minnesota Twins (33-59) at Detroit Tigers (49-44)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 19 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN North (Minnesota), FSN Detroit
MONEY LINE: Twins +130, Tigers (-140)
RUN LINE: Twins +1.5 (-150), Tigers (-1.5) +130
TOTAL: 10 Over +100

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Preview

Starting Pitchers:
Twins LH Tommy Milone (2-2, 5.23 ERA) vs
Tigers RH Anibal Sanchez (5-10, 6.75)

About Minnesota Twins

Milone has won his last two starts, getting 26 runs of support while allowing three runs on 10 hits over a total of 11 innings. He has yielded at least four runs in five of his first seven outings this season. Victor Martinez (5-for-10) and Miguel Cabrera (6-for-15) have caused trouble for Milone, who is 3-1 with a 3.86 ERA against Detroit in his career.

MINNESOTA TWINS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Money Line On Road 13-30, -1174 (30.2%)
Money Line When Line was +118 to +148; 7-18, -850 (28%)
Money Line vs DET; 0-7, -700 (0%)
Over/Under On Road; 23-16-4 (59%)
Over/Under vs Teams That Win 46-54%; 19-9-2 (67.9%)
Over/Under when Tommy Milone starts; 6-2 (75%)

About Detroit Tigers

Anibal Sanchez has been hammered in two starts since rejoining the rotation. He has given up 12 runs on 13 hits over 8 1/3 innings in losses to Toronto and Cleveland. Sanchez has been hit hard with; 17 homers in 22 outings. Sanchez is 4-3 with a 2.32 ERA lifetime versus the Twins.

DETROIT TIGERS
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit’s last 8 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Money Line At Home; 26-17, +299 (60.5%)
Money Line As Favorite; 23-9, +817 (71.9%)
Money Line when Anibal Sanchez starts; 3-11, -786 (21.4%)
Over/Under At Home; 24-15-4 (61.5%)
Over/Under when Anibal Sanchez starts; 11-3 (78.6%)

MLB Umpire Betting Stats

Jerry Layne 14 Games: Home wins; 8-6, Over covers; 10-3

Twins vs Tigers Prediction

Do you like offense? I hope so because if you like starting pitching then don’t watch this game. In fact, it looks like umpire Jerry Layne likes offense to. The over has a 10-3 record in games he has umped. Both of these pitchers should be gone by the sixth inning and before they leave the over may have already covered. I am not taking a side in this one because I have a slight lean to Detroit but the line is to steep. I will just put my money down on the over and cheer on every home run.

Score Prediction:
Tigers 8 – Twins 6