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Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - 10/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers (64-97) at Minnesota Twins (84-77)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:10 pm (Target Field)

A Sanchez (3-6) (6.82) vs. B Colon (6-14) (6.72)

The Line: Minnesota Twins -162 / Detroit Tigers +152 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSDT, FSN, TBS

The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins meet Sunday in MLB action at Target Field.

The Detroit Tigers look to end the season on a high note after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Tigers have allowed nine runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Detroit Tigers have lost 15 straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 167 hits and 101 RBI while Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias have combined for 248 hits and 106 RBI. Anibal Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 6.46 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 6-5 with a 3.92 ERA and 110 strikeouts in his career against the Twins. 

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - 10/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Twins look for a victory before the postseason after losing three of their last four games. The Twins have scored 10 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Twins have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Brian Dozier leads the Twins with 164 hits and 93 RBI while Joe Mauer and Eddie Rosario have combined for 315 hits and 148 RBI. Bartolo Colon gets the ball, and he is 6-14 with a 6.72 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. Colon is 8-10 with a 5.40 ERA and 139 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games, 7-19 in Sanchezs last 26 road starts and 2-6 in Sanchezs last 8 starts. The Twins are 13-4 in their last 17 home games, 6-2 in their last 8 Sunday games and 1-4 in Colons last 5 starts. The Tigers are 4-1 in Sanchezs last 5 starts vs. Twins and the over is 23-9-3 in the last 35 meetings in Minnesota.

Both of these pitchers have an ERA over six on the season and are allowing batting averages over .300. Sanchez has an ERA over seven on the road and has given up eight homers to this Twins lineup. As for Colon, everybody and their mother knows he's been rocked all year. Add in the fact the over has hit in 23 of the last 35 meetings between these two teams in Minnesota, and you have to like the over in this contest. 

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