Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks

May 16, 2012


The division rival Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at Comerica Park.
The Twins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Nick Blackburn in this game. Blackburn has a 1-4 record and a 7.18 ERA this season.
The Tigers will counter Blackburn with Rick Porcello. Righthander Porcello has a 5.18 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 185-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Indians on May 15. Bettors who backed the Indians at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Detroit was a 10-8 winner in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They won as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 18 made winners of OVER bettors.
Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Minnesota: 10-26 SU
Detroit: 18-18 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
Minnesota is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Minnesota, Thursday, May 17

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