Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 4/14/24

Detroit Tigers (8-6) vs Minnesota Twins (6-7)

Game Info: Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 1:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Jack Flaherty (0-1) (5.25) vs Bailey Ober (0-1) (12.79)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -109 / Minnesota Twins -109 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers meet Sunday in MLB action from Comerica Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers prediction.

Minnesota Twins Team Preview

The Minnesota Twins come into this game after sweeping Saturday’s double-header with an 11-5 win in game one and 4-1 win in game two. Going into Saturday’s double dip, Carlos Correa and Alex Kirilloff each have a team-high 11 hits with a pair of doubles with Kirilloff logging 3 triples as well. Byron Buxton has a team-high 3 doubles but also has a team-high 16 strikeouts as well this season. Edouard Julien has 14 strikeouts as well as a team-high 3 home runs while Buxton and Ryan Jeffers each have a team-high 5 RBIs. Bailey Ober will get the start here and is 0-1 with a 12.79 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. The Twins will meet the Orioles after this series.

Minnesota Twins Team Facts

  • The Twins have won four of their last five games as underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Twins have covered the run line in each of their last seven games as road underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Twins' last six games as road underdogs against American League opponents.

Detroit Tigers Team Preview

The Detroit Tigers could use a win to bounce back after the disappointing showing on Saturday. Going into Saturday’s double-header, Gio Urshela leads the Tigers with 12 hits while Mark Canha and Riley Greene each have a team-high 3 home runs and 6 RBIs this season. Spencer Torkelson has 11 hits with a team-high 3 doubles while Javier Baez and Parker Meadows each have a team-high 14 strikeouts this season. Jack Flaherty will start this one for the Tigers and is 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. The Tigers will face the Rangers following this series.

Detroit Tigers Team Facts

  • The Tigers have lost each of their last three games as favorites after playing the previous day.
  • The Tigers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight day games against American League opponents.
  • The Tigers have lost the first inning in three of their last four games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Tigers have trailed after 3 innings in three of their last four games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Tigers have trailed after 5 innings in three of their last four games as favorites against American League opponents.

Twins vs. Tigers Prediction

I’m on the over here. I just don’t trust this pitching matchup whatsoever as Flaherty looked brutal getting shelled last start, while the same could be said for Bailey Ober who has had a tendency to hang his pitches in the zone and have opposing teams take advantage. All in all, I think we have some offensive fireworks brewing here and I think the over cashes with relative ease. I wouldn’t be surprised if we hit the over in the first five innings either.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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