Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 4/21/24

Minnesota Twins (6-12) vs Detroit Tigers (11-9)

Game Info: Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)

Louie Varland (0-3) (8.36) vs Casey Mize (0-0) (4.11)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -111 / Detroit Tigers -106 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Detroit Tigers Team Preview

The Detroit Tigers come into this one looking to win the series after a 4-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday evened up the series at one win apiece. Kerry Carpenter leads the Tigers with 20 hits, 3 home runs and 11 RBIs with a .323 batting average while Mark Canha and Riley Greene each have 3 home runs as well with Carpenter, Greene and Canha each logging 4 doubles as well. Spencer Torkelson also has a team-high 7 doubles while Greene also has a team-high 23 strikeouts this season. Casey Mize will get the start for the Tigers and is 0-0 with a 4.11 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. The Tigers will play against the Rays following this series.

Detroit Tigers Team Facts

  • The Tigers have won each of their last four games as underdogs against AL Central opponents following a loss.
  • The Tigers have covered the run line in each of their last seven games as underdogs following a road loss.
  • The Tigers have led after 7 innings in 10 of their last 14 games as underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • The Tigers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three day games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Tigers have led after 5 innings in four of their last five games as road underdogs against AL Central opponents.

Minnesota Twins Team Preview

The Minnesota Twins come into this one looking to build on their win over Detroit that snapped their five-game losing streak. Alex Kirilloff leads the Twins with 16 hits including 9 extra base hits including 5 doubles and a team-high 3 triples. Ryan Jeffers has a team-high 12 RBIs while Byron Buxton has a team-high 6 doubles. Willi Castro has the dubious distinction of leading the Twins with 26 strikeouts so far this season. Louie Varland will get the start for the Tigers in this game and is 0-3 with an 8.36 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. The Twins will meet the White Sox after this series.

Minnesota Twins Team Facts

  • The Twins have lost each of their last five games as home favorites against the Tigers following a home win.
  • The Twins have failed to cover the run line each of their last 10 home games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Twins have trailed after 3 innings in three of their last four games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Twins have trailed after 5 innings in five of their last six games as home favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Twins have trailed after 7 innings in five of their last seven games as favorites against AL Central opponents.

Tigers vs. Twins Prediction

I’m on the Tigers here. I just have a hard time trusting the Twins, especially at the plate, as this Twins team keeps having the reputation that they’re underachievers. With all of the talent this Twins team has in the batting order, they always have a tendency to underdeliver. This is a young Tigers team, but one that’s starting to figure it out and Casey Mize has looked really good up to this point despite a 4.11 ERA and no wins this season. The Twins continue to strike out a ton against righties and I think that continues to be an issue here. Give me the Tigers.

Chris’s Pick Detroit -106

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