Tigers at Twins 4/21/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins
MLB: 8:10 PM EST
Apr. 21, 2017
Latest Odds : DET -125 Total 8
The Tigers and the Twins will take a look at each other after the Twins gave the Indians some momentum to get back into the season. The Twins have been good no doubt, with Ervin Santana leading the pitchers in victories this season. The Twins are now 7-7 this season alongside the Tigers who are 8-6 this season.
The Detroit Tigers have been just under the top half of baseball offense. The Tigers are currently 17th place this season, hitting 102 times for 22 doubles 4 triples and 18 home runs getting through 62 runs and a .230 batting average. The Twins, on the other hand, are just under the Tigers hitting at the 21st position with 112 hits, 25 doubles 2 triples and 11 home runs for a .240 batting average.
Justin Verlander will make his 4th start of the season but his 356th start as a Tiger and in his career. Verlander has a 5.71 ERA during his time as an MLB pitcher, and a 174-107 record this season. While playing for the Tigers, Verlander has had terrific years including his 2009 and 2011 campaigns.
Hector Santiago will make this start against the Tigers in this game, with a 1-1 record this season in 3 starts. Over that span, Santiago has pitched 18.1 innings, allowing 13 hits, 3 walks and 1 home run for a 1.47 ERA. Despite Santiago pitching gold this season, the Twins have lost 2 games started by Santiago, including his 7 inning shutout of the White Sox.
Recent Betting Trends:
Tigers are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
Over is 8-3-1 in Verlanders last 12 road starts vs. Twins.
Tigers are 7-2 in Verlanders last 9 road starts vs. Twins.
Free Betting Pick: Minnesota Twins +115
Tonight, both pitchers have been through a lot in the MLB, the veteran Verlander has been impressive over his years and could look at another good one. This season, the Tigers have been quite impressive with their record and a good offense. Take the Twins to take this game at home with a slight pitching advantage and a good offense to back him up. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Twins win in high scoring game 6-4.