Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/25/14
Minnesota Twins (68-90) at Detroit Tigers (88-70)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Trevor May (R) (3-5) (8.436) vs. Max Scherzer (R) (17-5) (3.191)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -313 / Minnesota Twins +278 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, FSN-DET, MLB Net
The Minnesota Twins begin a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers Thursday at Comerica Park.
The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last eight games and are 22 games below a .500 record. The Twins pitching staff continues to stink up the joint, allowing four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. Overall, the Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.61, which is 29th in the majors, and they’ve lost 11 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Trevor Plouffe has 13 hits in his last 10 games and Kurt Suzuki has hit in nine of his last 10 games. Trevor May gets the ball, and he’s 3-5 with a 8.39 ERA and has 37 strikeouts in 39.2 innings. This will be May’s second career game against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers have won eight of their last 12 games and continue to hold off the Kansas City Royals in the division. The Tigers pitching staff has held their opponent to tree or less runs in eight of their last 14 games. Overall, the Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 3.99, which is 22nd in the majors, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when allowing three or fewer runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera has an RBI in five of his last 10 games and Ian Kinsler has nine RBIs in his last 10 games. Starting is Max Scherzer, who is 17-5 with a 3.19 ERA and has 243 strikeouts in 214.1 innings. Scherzer is 8-2 with a 4.53 ERA in 15 career starts against the Twins.
The Twins are 2-5 in Mays last 7 starts as an underdog and 1-5 in Mays last 6 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Tigers are 41-10 in Scherzers last 51 home starts and 48-17 in Scherzers last 65 starts. The Tigers are 11-1 in Scherzers last 12 starts vs. Twins.
When was the last time you saw a baseball line this juicy? I know Scherzer has made the Twins his daddy over the course of his career, but the price is too good not to pass up. Taking the Twins here based off the value and the chance it hits to nearly triple my money.