Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins, Saturday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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DETROIT TIGERS MINNESOTA TWINS
44-51, 4th in American League Central July 22, 7:10 PM | Grass of Target Field 48-47, 2nd in American League Central
Detroit at Minnesota, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Saturday, July 22, 2017
Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Detroit, FSN North (Minnesota)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Tigers RH Jordan Zimmermann (6-7, 5.58 ERA) vs. Twins RH Kyle Gibson (5-8, 6.29)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Detroit Tigers [J. Zimmermann -R] +1½ -165 +115 Ov 10½ -115
Minnesota Twins [K. Gibson -R] -1½ +145 -125 Un 10½ -105
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The division rival Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Target Field.

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Jordan Zimmermann in this game. Zimmermann has a 6-7 record and a 5.58 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Twins will be Kyle Gibson. The right hander has a 6.29 ERA to go along with a 5-8 record this season.

Zimmermann notched his first victory away from home in more than a year Monday at Kansas City, allowing one run on seven hits while striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings. The outing also marked his first win in seven turns overall since June 3, although his ERA (6.29) and batting average against (.310) on the road are among the worst marks in the majors. Brian Dozier is 3-for-13 with four strikeouts against Zimmermann, who gave up five runs in 4 2/3 frames in a loss to Minnesota on April 13.

Gibson lost for the fourth time in his last five decisions Sunday at Houston, surrendering four runs on six hits and a season-high tying four walks in six frames. The 29-year-old has struggled mightily in his nine home outings, going 2-5 with a 7.20 ERA after giving up a season-high seven earned runs to Baltimore in his last turn before the All-Star break. Gibson yielded a total of 12 runs (11 earned) while dropping each of his two outings versus the Tigers in April and is 4-7 with a 5.88 ERA in 12 starts against them.

Oddsmakers currently have the Twins listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 10½.

Even as the Detroit Tigers are stumbling to their worst start after 95 games since their disastrous 43-119 season in 2003, no team in the American League Central has been better at defeating their division rivals. The Tigers (44-51) attempt to improve their 23-18 mark inside the Central on Saturday when they continue their three-game set in Minnesota against the Twins.

Despite losing Miguel Cabrera to a bruised collarbone in the fourth inning Friday, Victor Martinez carried the offense with his first multi-homer game of the season to lead Detroit to a 6-3 victory in the series opener. Even though the Tigers stand seven games under .500, they remain 5 1/2 games behind Cleveland in the division and could get Cabrera back Saturday after precautionary X-rays came back negative on his shoulder. Meanwhile, the Twins (48-47) fell to Detroit for the fifth time in seven meetings this season and are 1-14 against Detroit in their last 15 contests at Target Field. Minnesota, which entered Friday with a chance to take back sole possession of first place in the division for the first time since June 25, instead dropped 1 1/2 games behind the Indians.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Tigers on July 21. Bettors who backed the Tigers at 117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at 117 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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Detroit:
Team record: 44-51 SU
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games
Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Minnesota:
Team record: 48-47 SU
Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota Sunday, July 23

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. The Tigers are 23-8 over their last 31 meetings with the Twins.

2. Despite a 1-for-5 effort in the opener, Dozier is still batting .328 with six homers in his last 17 games against Detroit.

3. Tigers OF Mikie Mahtook rolled his ankle in the second inning Friday but was able to remain in the game, finishing 2-for-3 with a triple.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Detroit Tigers will win outright at +115 and the game will go over 10½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Tigers 7, Twins 6 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
DET TEAM MIN
4.84 RUNS 4.54
5.06 RUNS AGNST 5.21
-0.22 DIFF -0.67
-$882 MONEY $463
4.89 TEAM ERA 4.80
8.86 OFF HITS 8.59
3.49 OFF WALKS 3.71
8.13 OFF Ks 8.44
9.20 DEF HITS 9.45
3.43 DEF WALKS 3.31
7.48 DEF Ks 6.86
INJURIES
DETROIT TIGERS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Nick Castellanos 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Drew VerHagen P 15-Day Disabled List
Jordan Zimmerman P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Pelfrey P 15-Day Disabled List
MINNESOTA TWINS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Buddy Boshers P 15-Day Disabled List
Phil Hughes P 60-day Disabled List
Glen Perkins P 15-Day Disabled List
Trevor May P 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Milone P 15-Day Disabled List
Danny Santana OF 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
DETROIT TIGERS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
MINNESOTA TWINS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Detroit
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Detroit’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 4.8 4 5.2 14
Detroit’s Away Scoring vs Minnesota’s Home Defense 4.3 11 5.8 15
Detroit’s Road ERA vs Minnesota’s Home ERA Allowed 5.4 14 4.5 10
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Detroit’s Overall Defense 4.5 10 5.1 12
Minnesota’s Home Scoring vs Detroit’s Road Defense 4.6 10 5.4 14
Minnesota’s Home ERA vs Detroit’s Road ERA Allowed 5.3 15 4.0 10
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
TIGERS
Tigers are the second highest scoring team in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Tigers lead the league in hits with 10.0 per game.
Tigers are third best in the league in times striking out with 6.6 per game.
Tigers have the second stingiest defence in the league at 3.9 runs per game.
Tigers lead the league in K’s with 8.8 per game.
TWINS
Twins are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Twins are second worst in K’s per game with 8.8.
Twins have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Twins have the worst hits allowed in the league, allowing 9.8 per game.
Twins are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.8 per game.
Twins trail the league in K’s with 6.1 per game

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