Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - 9/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (65-77) at Minnesota Twins (75-68)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
K Lobstein (3-7) (5.31) vs. Tyler Duffey (2-1) (4.17)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -154 / Detroit Tigers +144 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, FS-Minnesota
The Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers face off on Monday at Target Field for game one of their series.
The Minnesota Twins haven’t stopped playing hard all season and they are just a game back in the American League Wildcard race. The Twins are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 42-26 at home, and they are 10.5 games back in the AL Central. As a team the Twins are hitting .247 with Joe Mauer hitting .268, Trevor Plouffe hitting .250, and Brian Dozier hitting .240. The Twins pitching staff has an ERA of 4.15 with the starters at 4.22 and the bullpen at 4.04. For game one against the Tigers the Twins start Tyler Duffey who has allowed 32 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 30 over 32.1 innings for a 2-1 record and a 4.18 ERA.
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The Detroit Tigers are having a rebuilding year and have slipped to last place in the AL Central standings. The Tigers are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 32-39 on the road, and they are 19.5 games back in the AL Central. As a team the Tigers are hitting Miguel Cabrera is hitting .341, Ian Kinsler is hitting .303, and Jose Iglesias hitting .300. The Tigers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.76 with the starters at 4.78 and the bullpen at 4.73. For game one against the Twins the Tigers start Kyle Lobstein who has allowed 68 hits and 34 earned runs while striking out 28 over 57.2 innings for a 3-7 record and a 5.31 ERA.
Minnesota is 6-1 in game one of a series, 6-2 in their last eight home games, and 4-1 in Duffey’s last five starts. Detroit is 5-15 in their last 20 games, 2-5 in game on of a series, and 1-7 in their last eight road games.
With the total set at 8.5 I like the over in this one as it is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings of these two at Target Field and this one has the makings of more of the same.