Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 4/20/24

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

Game Info: Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)

Bailey Ober (0-1) (6.57) vs Reese Olson (0-2) (3.86)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -123 / Detroit Tigers +105 --- 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 Saturday, April 20th at Target Field. To formulate this prediction, 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 the Tigers and Twins. 

Tigers Need These Wins 

If the Tigers are going to compete in the American League Central, these are games they are going to need to find success in. On Friday, it was a late comeback that was the difference in the victory. The Tigers are averaging 3.74 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.95 runs per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league, while the pitching is ranked 4th. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Reese Olson, who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 3.86. In his last start against the Rangers, he went 6.1 innings giving up six hits and one run. 

The Twins Suck

There is no other way to put it, this Twins team just isn’t very good. It seems most days the Twins just find a new way to lose. The Twins are averaging 3.41 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.58 runs per game. The offense is ranked 28th in the league while the defense is ranked 18th. The Twins need to get the offense going here. Getting the start for the Twins will be Bailey Ober who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 6.57. In the last game against the Tigers, Ober went six innings, giving up three hits and zero runs. The Twins will meet the White Sox after this series.

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Trevor Larnach has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances with the Twins as favorites.
  • Trevor Larnach has recorded at least one RBI in three of his last four home appearances against the Tigers.
  • Trevor Larnach has scored a run in each of his last five home appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Bailey Ober has recorded six or more strikeouts in four of his last five home appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances in day games against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances in day games against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances in day games against AL teams that held a winning record.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Spencer Torkelson has hit at least one home run in three of the Tigers' last four road games against the Twins.
  • Kerry Carpenter has scored at least one run in seven of the Tigers' last eight games as underdogs against the Twins.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one hit in each of the Tigers' last 10 games as underdogs against the Twins.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one total base in each of the Tigers' last 10 games as underdogs against the Twins.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Spencer Torkelson has recorded a Double in three of the Tigers' last four day games.
  • Kerry Carpenter ranks 9th amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.621) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Twins rank 29th in the league for hits this season (114).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 29th in the league for batting average this season (.191).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 1st in the league for opponent batting average this season (.206).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank T2nd in the league for triples this season (5).

Tigers vs Twins Betting Prediction

This is a game where both teams are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Ober in his last start gave up zero runs, and he’s going to lockdown here. The Twins offense is going to really struggle to get any sort of offense going against Olson. This game is going to be a pitcher's duel and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to stay under the total. Back the under.

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

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