Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins Game One - 9/4/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Detroit Tigers (17-17) at Minnesota Twins (22-16)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
Matthew Boyd (1-4) (7.27) vs. Randy Dobnak (5-2) (3.12)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -180 / Detroit Tigers +166 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins face off on Friday in a doubleheader at Target Field. Since this is a doubleheader this game will be only seven innings. These two teams have faced off three times so far this year with the Tigers winning each of the games.
The Tigers come into this game hot having won six of their last seven games with the only loss coming in their last game against the Milwaukee Brewers. In that game the offense was fine scoring five runs, but the pitching staff wasn’t great giving up eight runs. In the previous game the Tigers had scored 12 runs and that led to the easy victory. Jonathan Schoop has been the best offensive player for the Tigers this year hitting eight home runs and driving in 20 RBI’s.
On the other side of this matchup is the Twins who were really struggling, but they have been playing better as of late winning each of the last two games. Byron Buxton and Josh Donaldson are both back for the offenses and that has given a boost to the team. In the last game against the White Sox the Twins got a good start from Jose Berrios, and the offense was strong putting up eight runs.
Matthew Boyd will get the start for the Tigers and he comes into this game with a 1-4 record and a high ERA of 7.27.
Randy Dobnak will get the start for the Twins and although he struggled in his last game he still has a 5-2 record and an ERA of 3.12.
The Tigers are 46-111 in their last 157 games overall. The Twins are 2-6 in their last eight games overall. The under is 24-8 in the Twins last 32 home games. The Tigers are 3-8 in their last 11 meetings against the Twins in Minnesota. The Tigers are 9-20 in their last 29 meetings against the Twins.
The Twins are the better team and their offense is going to run up the score in this game. Look for the Twins to win this game on the run line.