Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins - 9/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (78-74) at Detroit Tigers (71-81)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
M Pelfrey (6-10) (4.33) vs. Matt Boyd (1-5) (7.40)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -116 / Minnesota Twins +106 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-orth, FS-Detroit
The Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins face off on Friday at Comerica Park in a MLB American League Central matchup.
The Detroit Tigers are in an unfamiliar spot as they sit in last place in the AL Central standings. The Tigers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 37-41 at home and they are 17.5 games back in the AL Central. As a team the Tigers are hitting .270 with Miguel Cabrera hitting .337, Ian Kinsler hitting .301, and J.D. Martinez hitting .283. The Tigers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.70 with the starters at 4.80 and the bullpen at 4.52. For game one against the Twins the Tigers start Matt Boyd who has allowed 48 hits and 29 earned runs while striking out 30 over 42 innings for a 1-3 record and a 6.21 ERA since joining the Tigers.
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The Minnesota Twins are still very much in the race for the post season as we enter the final 10 days of the regular season. The Twins are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 32-42 on the road, and they are 1.5 games behind the Astros in American League Wildcard standings. As a team the Twins are hitting .248 with Joe Mauer hitting .267, Trevor Plouffe hitting .250, and Torii Hunter hitting .245. The Twins pitching staff has an ERA of 4.10 with the starters at 4.14 and the bullpen at 4.03. For game one against the Tigers the Twins start Mike Pelfrey who has allowed 186 hits and 73 earned runs while striking out 78 over 158 innings for a 6-10 record and a 4.16 ERA.
Detroit is 4-1 against a team with a winning record, 3-7 in game one of a series, and 2-5 in Boyd’s last seven starts. Minnesota is 11-5 in their last 16 road games, 8-2 in game one of a series, and 8-3 in Pelfrey’s last 11 starts against the AL Central. Minnesota is 1-6 in their last seven games in Detroit.
The Twins are the better team and Boyd has been bad but over his career Pelfrey hasn’t been a clutch pitcher so I will take the Twins but it is really a lean at best.