Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins Game 2 - 9/4/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins Game 2 - 9/4/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins (22-16) at Detroit Tigers (17-17)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5:10 pm (Target Field)

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The Line: Detroit Tigers / Minnesota Twins --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins meet Friday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Target Field.

The Detroit Tigers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Tigers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Tigers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with 39 hits and 20 RBI while Jeimer Candelario and Victor Reyes have combined for 68 hits and 28 RBI. The Detroit Tigers didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

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The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Twins have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Twins have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 42 hits and 29 RBI while Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario have combined for 70 hits and 41 RBI. The Minnesota Twins didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

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The Detroit Tigers are playing the better baseball entering this series and have won the last three meetings against the Twins. The Minnesota Twins are piling up the losses lately and all of a sudden can't put runs on the board despite having lost years lineup that broke home run records. With that said, I still think it's only a matter of time before the Twins break out of this funk, and I certainly don't buy what the Tigers are doing right now. It's alway tough to predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game, and it's even tougher to pick a game when neither starting pitcher has been named.

Still, I'm giving the edge to the Twins in this contest believing they're due to breakout of this funk, and the Tigers aren't as good as their recent play suggests. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.