Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 4/13/2024

The Minnesota Twins (4-7) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (8-4) on Saturday, April 13th. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on BSN. The Tigers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Twins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Twins. First pitch is set for 1:10 ET.

Twins vs Tigers

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Detroit cruised to an easy 8-2 win over the Twins in the most recent game of this series. The Tigers had a huge 5th inning, scoring three of their eight runs. As for the Twins, they scored their only two runs in the 9th. Heading into the game, the Tigers were favored at -119.

Tarik Skubal pitched well for the Tigers in this one, going five innings and striking out five without giving up a run. He picked up a win in the game, while Pablo Lopez had a rough outing for the Twins, taking the loss.

Offensively, the Tigers were led by Mark Canha and Spencer Torkelson, as they were the only two Tigers hitters to have more than one hit. Canha also hit the game’s only home run. For the Twins, Edouard Julien went 2/4 with an RBI.

As the Twins are on the road today vs. the Tigers, they are looking to climb closer to the top of the AL Central. Currently, they are 4.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. In their overall record, they are just below .500 at 4-7.

Minnesota has really been struggling at home, as they have gone just 1-4 so far. On the road, their record is a bit better at 3-3. Coming into today’s game, the Twins have been the underdog in five of their games, and they have gone 1-4 in those contests.

Minnesota has been a solid run line team this season, going 5-6 overall. They have been especially good on the road, going 4-2. They have been favored in six games and have gone 3-3 in those contests. Their average run margin in winning games is +3.0, while their average run margin in losing games is -3.9.

Minnesota’s games have averaged 7.0 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 4-7. The average over/under line for their games has been 8 runs, but today’s line is set at 7.5 runs. So far, 81.8% of their games have had higher lines than 7.5 runs.

Joe Ryan Gets The Start For The Twins

Joe Ryan and the Twins are on the road to take on the Tigers. Ryan has started 2 games this season and has yet to pick up a win. In his last start, he took the loss against the Guardians, going 6 innings and giving up 3 earned runs. He did strike out 7 batters, but he did give up a home run.

Twins Offense Breakdown

When it comes to the Twins’ offensive projections, we like Byron Buxton to have a big game. Buxton has the highest home run projection on the team and it’s 13th best in the league today. Alex Kirilloff is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, and we have Matt Wallner as the Twins player with the best chance to hit a home run.

Detroit is currently on a two-game winning streak, taking the final game of their series with the Pirates and winning the opener vs. the Twins. In the AL Central, they are a perfect 4-0 and trail the Guardians by just one game. Overall, they have an 8-4 record.

So far, Detroit has been good on the road, putting together a 6-2 record. At home, they are just above .500 at 2-2. Coming into today’s game, they have a series record of 2-1-1.

The Tigers have been a tough team to bet on this season, as they are just 5-7 against the run line. They have been a better bet on the road, where they are 4-4 against the run line compared to just 1-3 at home. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 4-1 against the run line in those games.

Today’s over/under line of 7.5 runs for the Detroit Tigers’ game against the Minnesota Twins is right in line with their season average of 7.2 runs per game. The Tigers have gone over the total in five of their 11 games this season, including their most recent game, which saw a total of 10 runs scored against the Twins. The over/under line for Tigers games has averaged 8 runs per game this season, and when the line has been set at 7.5 runs, the over has gone 1-3.

Kenta Maeda Gets The Start For The Tigers

Kenta Maeda and the Tigers are hosting the Twins, and Maeda is still looking for his first win of the season. He went 3 1/3 innings in his first start, giving up 6 hits and 6 runs. In his last start, he went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 2 homers.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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When looking at the Tigers’ offensive projections, we see that Kerry Carpenter has the highest total hits projection on the team, while Spencer Torkelson has the best odds to hit a home run. Torkelson’s home run projection is 13th best in the league today. Gio Urshela’s home run projection is 22nd best in the league today.


Twins vs Tigers Prediction


Our prediction for this Twins vs. Tigers matchup is to take the Twins on the money line, with the payout being -134. We have the Twins winning this one by a score of 4-3. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also consider taking the under, as the line is sitting at 7.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Kenta Maeda finishing with six strikeouts compared to Joe Ryan with five. However, Maeda is projected to finish with a better ERA and give up fewer hits than Ryan.

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