Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 4/12/2024

The Minnesota Twins (4-6) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (7-4) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on BSDET. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 6:40 ET.

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The Twins Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their last game vs. the Dodgers, the Twins closed out the series with a 3-2 win. Leading up to thethe game, they were the heavy favorite at +147. Offensively, the Twins scored their three runs on six hits and didn’t hit a home run.

Kody Funderburk got the win out of the bullpen, and Steven Okert picked up the save. The Twins also got a big game from Edouard Julien, going 3/4 with two doubles, two RBIs, and a run scored. Chris Paddack started for the Twins, going 4 2/3 innings, and gave up just two runs on six hits.

Pablo López Gets The Start For The Twins

Pablo Lopez and the Twins are on the road to take on the Tigers. Lopez has been solid in his first two starts of the season, picking up a win in his first start and then taking a loss in his last outing. He went 7 innings in his first start and struck out 7, but did give up 1 home run. In his last start, he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up 4 runs.

Twins Offense Breakdown

Looking at the Twins’ player projections for today, we see that Byron Buxton is not only projected to have the most hits on the team, but he also has the best odds to hit a home run. His home run projection is 9th best in the league. Carlos Santana’s home run projection is 11th in the league, and Manuel Margot has the best overall hits projection for the Twins.

The Tigers’s offense was carried by Gio Urshela in their most recent game vs. the Pirates. Urshela went 2/4 with a run scored and drove in three RBIs. The Tigers really broke things open with a four-run 9th inning, and Urshela’s big day at the plate was a big reason why. The Tigers were the +103 underdog going into this road game.

Casey Mize started for the Tigers, going five innings and giving up just two runs on five hits. He only had two strikeouts in the outing and took the no-dejson. Shelby Miller got the win out of the bullpen, and Jason Foley picked up the save.

As the Tigers get set to host the Twins, they come into the game with a 7-4 record, which is good for 3rd place in the AL Central. They are currently 1.5 games behind the Twins for the division lead. So far, they have gone 3-0 against divisional opponents.

Despite having a losing record at home, the Tigers have been excellent on the road, going 6-2. They have also been solid as the favorite, going 4-2, and have gone 3-2 as the underdog.

The Tigers have been a bad bet on the run line all season, going just 4-7. They are 0-3 at home and 4-4 on the road. They have been favored in six of those games, losing all six. They are 4-1 as an underdog.

The Detroit Tigers have played 10 games with an average over/under line of 8 runs per game. Their over/under record is 4-6, and their combined run average is 6.9 runs per game. Their games have had an average of 8 runs per game. In the only game with an over/under line of 7 runs, the over/under record was 1-0. The Tigers’ games have had an average of 6.9 runs per game.

Tarik Skubal Gets The Start For The Tigers

After picking up a win in his first start of the season, Tarik Skubal will be making his first home start of the year for the Tigers. Skubal went 6 innings and did not allow a run in his first outing of the year, and then followed that up with a no-decision against the Athletics, where he struck out 9 and gave up 4 runs.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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When looking at the Tigers’ hitting projections, Kerry Carpenter has the highest total hits projection on the team and the 21st highest in the league today. Spencer Torkelson has the highest home run projection on the team and the 10th highest in today’s games. Gio Urshela has the 2nd highest total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 22nd in today’s games.


Twins vs Tigers Prediction


Getting the Tigers at -128 on the money line is the way we recommend playing this one. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Tigers, and at -128, we have them winning this one 61% of the time.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Tarik Skubal is projected to finish with seven strikeouts, which is the fourth-best among today’s starters. As for Pablo Lopez, his projected strikeout total is five, which has him in the middle of the pack.

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