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

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58-56, 2nd in American League Central August 12, 6:10 PM | Grass of Comerica Park 52-63, 4th in American League Central
Minnesota at Detroit, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 6:10 PM ET, Saturday, August 12, 2017
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
TV: 6:10 p.m. ET, FSN North (Minnesota), FSN Detroit
PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Jose Berrios (10-5, 3.86 ERA) vs. Tigers RH Jordan Zimmermann (7-9, 5.27)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Minnesota Twins [J. Berrios -R] -1½ +140 -110 Ov 9½ -115
Detroit Tigers [J. Zimmermann -R] +1½ -160 +100 Un 9½ -105
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The Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Comerica Park.

Jose Berrios will be the starting pitcher for the Twins on this day. Right hander Berrios is 10-5 this season with a 3.86 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Jordan Zimmermann who starts for the Tigers. Right hander Zimmermann is 7-9 with a 5.27 ERA so far this season.

Berrios wasn’t particularly sharp in his last outing but still managed to earn the win despite allowing five runs and six hits in five innings against Texas. The 23-year-old Puerto Rico native is trying to find some consistency in the second half and held San Diego to one run over seven innings in his previous turn. Berrios made two starts against Detroit last season and was ripped for a total of 13 runs – 12 earned – and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Zimmermann went seven innings in each of his last three starts but took the loss last time out while surrendering three runs and five hits at Pittsburgh. The Wisconsin native issued three walks against the Pirates after not yielding a free pass in either of his previous two turns. Zimmermann was not nearly as strong at Minnesota on July 22, when he was ripped for five runs on nine hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings.

Oddsmakers currently have the Twins listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The Minnesota Twins are determined to stay in the race in the American League Central and are on a roll with wins in six straight. The Twins will try to keep the pressure on the first-place Cleveland Indians and keep the Tigers thinking about the future when they visit Detroit for the second of a three-game series on Saturday.

Minnesota climbed two games over .500 (58-56) with Friday’s 9-4 win in the series opener and stayed within 3 1/2 games of the first-place Indians while remaining in the thick of the AL wild card race. The Twins are allowing an average of 3.2 runs during the winning streak and leaned heavily in the series opener on the bullpen, which responded by allowing one run and four hits in 4 1/3 innings in relief of ineffective starter Kyle Gibson. Minnesota will try to give the relief corps a little more rest on Saturday, when Jose Berrios takes the mound opposite Tigers veteran Jordan Zimmermann. Detroit (52-63) dropped 11 games under .500 with Friday’s setback and has lost six of its last seven while allowing an average of seven runs in those losses.

The Tigers were a 9-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 9-4 result against the Tigers on August 11. Bettors who backed the Twins at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Team record: 58-56 SU
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Team record: 52-63 SU
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit Sunday, August 13


1. Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler was reportedly claimed off revocable waivers but is unlikely to be dealt.

2. Minnesota SS Jorge Polanco recorded multiple hits in each of the last five games and is 12-for-19 in that span.

3. Detroit 3B Nick Castellanos is 7-for-13 in the last three games after going 2-for-25 over the previous seven.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Minnesota Twins will win outright at -110 and the game will go over 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Twins 6, Tigers 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.61 RUNS 4.79
5.06 RUNS AGNST 5.10
-0.45 DIFF -0.30
$604 MONEY -$1,082
4.68 TEAM ERA 4.94
8.61 OFF HITS 8.83
3.73 OFF WALKS 3.43
8.30 OFF Ks 8.11
9.39 DEF HITS 9.33
3.12 DEF WALKS 3.23
7.09 DEF Ks 7.43
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
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 is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games
Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games at home
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Detroit’s Overall Defense 4.6 9 5.1 13
Minnesota’s Away Scoring vs Detroit’s Home Defense 4.5 6 4.8 10
Minnesota’s Road ERA vs Detroit’s Home ERA Allowed 4.1 4 5.2 3
Detroit’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 4.8 5 5.1 12
Detroit’s Home Scoring vs Minnesota’s Road Defense 5.4 3 4.4 4
Detroit’s Home ERA vs Minnesota’s Road ERA Allowed 4.5 13 3.9 10
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.
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.


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