Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 4/19/24

Minnesota Twins (6-11) vs Detroit Tigers (10-9)

Game Info: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)

Joe Ryan (0-1) (2.60) vs Jack Flaherty (0-1) (4.91)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -145 / Detroit Tigers +125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Tigers vs Twins prediction for this MLB game on Friday, April 19th at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To formulate this prediction for game one of the series, we will examine:

  • The Tigers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Twins recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Detroit and Minnesota
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Detroit and Minnesota

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 10-9 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Detroit is coming off of a series loss to the Rangers, where they lost three out of four games. Prior to that series, the Tigers split a four game series with the Twins. The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.11 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and a .209 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 71 runs with a .217 batting average and a .296 on base percentage. Riley Greene is batting .239 with three home runs and eight RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Jack Flaherty, who is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 18.1 innings pitched this season. The Tigers will take on the Rays after this series.

Twins Preview

The Minnesota Twins are 6-11 this year and they have lost four games in a row. Minnesota is coming off of a series loss to the Orioles, where they lost all three games by scores of 4-2, 11-3, and 7-4. The Minnesota pitching staff has a 4.22 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .251 opponent batting average. The Twins offense has scored 58 runs with a .193 batting average and a .281 on base percentage. Byron Buxton is batting .193 with 0 home runs and seven RBI’s for the Twins. The projected starting pitcher for Minnesota is Joe Ryan, who is 0-1 with a 2.60 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP over 17.1 innings pitched this year. 

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Farmer has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last eight appearances in night games.
  • Joe Ryan has recorded eight or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances against the Tigers.
  • Carlos Santana has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last nine Friday appearances with his team as a favorite.
  • Trevor Larnach has scored a run in each of his last four home appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Trevor Larnach has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances in night games.
  • Jose Miranda has recorded at least one Single in seven of the Twins' last eight night games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jose Miranda has recorded at least one hit in each of the Twins' last eight night games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Spencer Torkelson has hit at least one home run in each of the Tigers' last three road games against the Twins.
  • Kerry Carpenter has scored a run in each of the Tigers' last four games as underdogs against the Twins.
  • Zach McKinstry has recorded at least one total base in each of the Tigers' last 13 games as underdogs against the Twins.
  • Matt Vierling has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances with the Tigers as underdogs against the Twins.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Zach McKinstry has recorded at least one hit in each of the Tigers' last 13 games as underdogs against the Twins.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Twins rank 30th in the league for hits this season (109).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 30th in the league for batting average this season (.193).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 1st in the league for opponent batting average this season (.209).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 2nd in the league for hits allowed this season (136).

Tigers vs Twins Prediction

Detroit is coming off of a tough series against the Rangers, where they did lose three out of four games, but they did play decently well in all four games. Minnesota was swept by Baltimore in three games this week, so they will be looking for a bounce back here. Detroit is starting Jack Flaherty, who has allowed 10 earned runs and 19 hits over 18.1 innings in three starts. Flaherty pitched 6.1 innings and allowed three earned runs against the Twins on Sunday. Minnesota is starting Joe Ryan, who has allowed five earned runs and 14 hits over 17.1 innings in three starts. Ryan went 6.0 innings and allowed one earned run (plus two unearned) against Detroit last Saturday. Detroit’s offense has been better in four of their last five games and Minnesota is still batting just .193 on the season. Take the Tigers here. 

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

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