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2021 MLB Handicapping
(40-48) Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins (36-50)
Date: Friday, July 9th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Projected Pitchers: Matt Manning (DET) vs. Kenta Maeda (MIN)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers +210 | Twins -240
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins -1.5 (-215)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
A pair of AL Central foes kick off their final series before the All-Star break on the diamond in the Twin Cities. The Detroit Tigers are on the road to open up a four-game series with the Minnesota Twins Thursday night.
Ryan Jeffers and Miguel Sanó homered, leading J.A. Happ and the Twins over the Tigers 5-3 in the series opener.
The Tigers enter this series 3rd in the AL Central, 12 games behind the White Sox for the top spot in the division. In the AL wild-card picture, the team is 8.5 games behind the A’s for the second wild-card spot.
Pitching has not been a major strength for this team. They have a 4.66 ERA which is 23rd best in the league. The offense has been the best part of their game, scoring 4.13 runs per game which is 24th best in baseball.
The Twins have spent the first half of their season looking a shell of the squad that ran away with the AL Central division last year. Minnesota sits 15 games back from the White Sox for the AL Central lead and 10.5 games behind Oakland for the final wild card spot.
The offense hasn’t been the problem as the Twins rank 12th in runs per game and are top 10 in batting average, hits per game, and home runs per game. Their pitching has been the bigger issue as they have the 27th best team ERA at 4.99.
Nelson Cruz remains one of the most intriguing players in baseball, as he continues to get better by year. He leads the team in all 5 offensive categories, as Cruz is hitting .299, with 18 home runs, 45 RBI, a .372 OBP, and 79 hits.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Tigers are 40-48 overall
- Tigers are 19-26 on the road
- Twins are 36-50 overall
- Twins are 19-25 at home
Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction:
As poorly as the Twins have played this season, you have to give them the edge on the mound here. Maeda, for his inconsistency this season, is coming off one of his best outings of the year and he has pitched well at Target Field in his career.
The Tigers have played well over the last week or so but the fact remains that the Twins have had the upper hand in the season series entering this set.
Take the Twins to win again Friday night.
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