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2021 MLB Handicapping
(57-73) Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers (62-69)
Date: Monday, August 30th
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit Michigan
Projected Pitchers: Bailey Ober vs. Casey Mize
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins -125 | Tigers +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins -1.5 (+130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
Detroit finds themselves an underdog on Monday afternoon, but should they be? The Tigers and Twins meet up for a quick on game makeup contest in what will be a matchup of two young pitchers.
Both squads are 4-6 over their last 10 games, but Minnesota has dropped 5 of their last 6 on the road. Detroit has also lost 6 of their last 7 home games though so this one looks like a true toss-up game.
The Twins had a successful weekend, taking two of three from first place Milwaukee. It was a nice bounce back from a rough 1-5 road trip for Minnesota, but that was also against two likely wild card teams (Yankees, Red Sox) and both series were on the road.
That’s the big question for Minnesota coming into Monday’s contest – can the Twins get the W on the road? The Twins have won four straight series at home and against good teams in the White Sox, Rays, Indians, and most recently the Brewers.
The Twins start a young pitcher on Monday but also get to face one in Casey Mize (7-6, 3.35 ERA). The Twins managed just one run off Mize in their only appearance in 2021 way back on April 6th. Jake Cave, Willians Astudillo, and Jorge Polanco have combined to go 9 for 18 with 2 HR vs. the Tigers starter.
Bailey Ober (1-2, 4.08 ERA) gets the nod for Minnesota and instead of hitting the rookie wall he’s actually pitched better down the stretch. The Twins have won 4 of his last 5 starts, with Ober allowing a total of just 6 ER over that span.
Detroit is 4-4 over their last 8 games, but they’ve also been playing some tough competition with two series’ against Toronto and another one in St. Louis. The Tigers welcome a quick break with Minnesota coming to town, as Detroit has won 5 of the last 6 against their AL Central foes.
One of the big reasons to fade Detroit on Monday is because their offense has completely derailed. The Tigers have scored two runs or less in four straight, and face a pitcher catching his stride in Ober.
Detroit did have success in their one appearance vs. Ober this season, scoring 4 ER over 3.1 IP while hitting 2 HR albeit in a 9-4 Twins win in July. Nobody on the Tigers has faced Ober more than 2 AB in their career.
The Tigers have alternated wins and losses in Mize’s last 7 starts, which doesn’t bode well coming off a 4-3 victory over the Cardinals in his last outing. The right-hander The right-hander has given up 2 ER total in his last two starts, but rarely pitches out of the 5th as of late.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Twins are 5-2 last 7 Monday games
- Twins are 4-9 last 13 vs. team with a losing record
- Twins are 1-5 last 6 road games
- Tigers are 16-35 last 51 Monday games
- Tigers are 1-6 last 7 home games
- Tigers are 4-0 last 4 head to head in Detroit
- Tigers 5-1 last 6 head to head meetings
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
Ober has been on a nice run lately, and that combined with the Detroit offense struggling gives Minnesota the edge in this one. Josh Donaldson is on fire for Minnesota (.429, 3 HR past week) and the Twins have hit Mize well.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Twins -125
Ober gets the edge in this one and Mize rarely makes it out of the 5th inning.
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