Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 23 (5/23): MLB

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 23 (5/23): MLB

Credit: photo by Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:40 p.m. EST
Tigers money line +148
Tigers run line +1.5 (-130)
Twins money line -180
Twins run line -1.5 (+110)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Detroit Tigers Minnesota Twins
Record 14-26 25-16
Road / home record 5-13 13-8
Last 10 record 5-5 7-3
Streak W1 W4
Over / under record 11-27-2 17-21-3
Runs / game 2.72 4.28
Runs allowed / game 3.97 3.53

 

Preview

The Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Target Field in Minnesota. The Twins swept the Tigers last month in Minnesota.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 14-26 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging only 2.72 runs per game and allowing 3.97 runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the team batting for .276 AVG, 3 home runs and 15 RBI.

Skubal leads the pitching staff with 3 wins, a 2.22 ERA and 50 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher:

Elvin Rodriguez (1-2, 3.72 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 1st game of the series. The 24-year-old made the Opening Day roster and pitched in one game for Detroit before being sent to Toledo, and he'll now rejoin the big-league club. Rodriguez has a 3.57 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 21:13 K:BB over 22.2 innings at Triple-A this year.

Minnesota Twins

The Twins get here with a 25-16 record and have won 4 straight games. The team is averaging 4.28 runs per game and allowing 3.53 runs. Max Kepler is batting for .260 AVG. Byron Buxton leads with 21 RBI and 11 home runs.

Joe Ryan leads the pitching staff with a 2.28 ERA, 42 strikeouts and 5 wins for the Twins.

Probable Pitcher: Chris Archer (0-1, 4.10 ERA)

Archer will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Twins. Archer tossed four innings against Oakland on Monday, allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision. In his last start against the Tigers he allowed 1 run across 4 innings.

BETTING TRENDS

Detroit are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games.

Detroit are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Minnesota.

Minnesota are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.

Minnesota are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games at home..

Prediction

The Tigers have the worst offense in the MLB averaging only 2.7 runs per game and have lost 13 of 19 games on the road so far this season. The Twins dominated the Tigers in the last series and the offense is on fire averaging 9 runs per game in their last 4 wins. Look for the Twins to dominate the Tigers again at home and win the first of the series.

PICK: Twins -1.5 (+110)

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