Tigers at Twins - 7/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (42-41) at Minnesota Twins (46-39)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
D Price (8-2) (2.69) vs. M Pelfrey (5-5) (3.94)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +125 / Detroit Tigers -135 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, FSN-N
The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Tigers have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 97 hits and 54 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes have combined for 104 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won five of their last seven road games. David Price gets the ball, and he’s 8-2 with a 2.54 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. Price is 7-3 with a 2.42 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Twins have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Twins have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer have combined for 172 hits and 87 RBI while Trevor Plouffe has 44 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won four straight home games. Mike Pelfrey takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.94 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 3-4 with a 4.37 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. American League Central and 17-5 in Prices last 22 starts. The Twins are 23-8 in their last 31 games as a home underdog and 6-1 in Pelfreys last 7 home starts. The Tigers are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
See Price, pick Price. While the Twins are playing solid baseball lately and have crushed as a home underdog, the value is always on Price when the chalk is reasonable. I like Detroit.