Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Spread Prediction 7/2

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Spread Prediction 7/2

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Spread Prediction 7/2


Game Summary


The Detroit Tigers will take on the Minnesota Twins on July 2, 2024, at 7:41 PM at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Tigers have struggled this season, sitting near the bottom of the AL Central, while the Twins are in first place and have been one of the best teams in baseball this season. The Tigers' pitching has been a major issue, and their offense has been inconsistent. The Twins, on the other hand, have a powerful lineup and a solid pitching staff. This game is crucial for the Twins as they look to maintain their position in the standings and for the Tigers to play spoiler.


Odds and Betting Lines


MarketOdds
Over/UnderTBD
SpreadDetroit Tigers +1.5 (-115) / Minnesota Twins -1.5 (+105)
MoneylineDetroit Tigers -118 / Minnesota Twins +100

Pitching Probables


PitcherTeamW-LERAStrikeouts
Eduardo RodriguezDetroit Tigers4-104.85110
Pablo LopezMinnesota Twins9-53.35140

Team Previews


Detroit Tigers


Hitting: The Tigers have been inconsistent offensively, with a team batting average of .240, ranking 26th in MLB. Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson have been the main power sources, but the lineup lacks depth.


Relief Pitching: The Tigers' bullpen has struggled, with a collective ERA of 4.70. Closer Alex Lange has been solid, but the middle relief has been unreliable.


Fielding: The Tigers have committed 50 errors this season, ranking them 21st in MLB. Defensive lapses have been a common issue for the team.


Starting Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez has shown flashes of potential but has struggled with consistency. He will need to bring his best to compete with the Twins' potent lineup.


Minnesota Twins


Hitting: The Twins have one of the most potent lineups in MLB, with a team batting average of .265, ranking 5th in the league. Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa have been consistent power threats, while Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler provide versatility.


Relief Pitching: The Twins' bullpen has been reliable, with a collective ERA of 3.60. Closer Jhoan Duran has been lights out, supported by strong setup men like Griffin Jax and Caleb Thielbar.


Fielding: The Twins are one of the best defensive teams in baseball, with only 25 errors on the season, ranking 2nd in MLB. Their solid defense has been a key factor in their success.


Starting Pitchers: Pablo Lopez has been the ace of the staff, delivering strong performances and keeping the Twins in games. His ability to dominate opposing lineups and pitch deep into games has been crucial.


Projected Starting Lineups


#Detroit TigersMinnesota Twins
1Riley Greene, CFByron Buxton, CF
2Spencer Torkelson, 1BCarlos Correa, SS
3Javier Baez, SSJorge Polanco, 2B
4Kerry Carpenter, RFMax Kepler, RF
5Jonathan Schoop, 2BJose Miranda, 1B
6Eric Haase, CAlex Kirilloff, DH
7Akil Baddoo, LFJoey Gallo, LF
8Zach McKinstry, 3BRyan Jeffers, C
9Matt Vierling, DHWillie Castro, 3B

Betting Trends


  • Tigers are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
  • Twins are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
  • Tigers are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
  • Twins are 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
  • Under is 6-4 in Tigers' last 10 games.
  • Over is 7-3 in Twins' last 10 games.

Recent Games


Detroit TigersOpponentScoreW/L
June 30Chicago White Sox5-4W
June 29Chicago White Sox2-6L
June 28Chicago White Sox7-3W
June 27Houston Astros1-4L
June 26Houston Astros2-5L

Minnesota TwinsOpponentScoreW/L
June 30Kansas City Royals6-3W
June 29Kansas City Royals7-2W
June 28Kansas City Royals5-4W
June 27Boston Red Sox3-2W
June 26Boston Red Sox2-5L

Team Rankings


CategoryDetroit TigersMinnesota Twins
Hitting26th5th
Starting Pitching28th5th
Relief Pitching26th7th
Fielding21st2nd

Significant Betting Stats


  • Twins are 15-5 in their last 20 games as favorites.
  • Tigers are 5-15 in their last 20 games as underdogs.
  • Pablo Lopez has a 2.60 ERA in home games this season.
  • Eduardo Rodriguez has allowed 4+ earned runs in 3 of his last 5 starts.
  • Under is 5-1 in Lopez's last 6 home starts.
  • Twins are 6-2 in their last 8 games against right-handed starters.
  • Tigers are 2-8 in their last 10 games against teams with a winning record.
  • Under is 6-3 in Twins' last 9 games following a win.
  • Twins are 10-3 in their last 13 home games against a team with a losing record.
  • Tigers are 3-12 in their last 15 road games against a team with a winning record.

Prediction


Pick: Minnesota Twins -1.5
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The Minnesota Twins have a significant advantage in this matchup, with a stronger lineup, better pitching, and superior fielding. Pablo Lopez's consistency and the Twins' ability to perform at home make them the clear favorites. The Tigers have struggled both offensively and defensively, and Eduardo Rodriguez has not been reliable. Expect the Twins to cover the spread and continue their push for the playoffs.


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