Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 7:10 PM (Target Field )

Minnesota Twins -205 / Detroit Tigers +190 O/U: 9

TV: FSN, FSDT

The Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins will match up on the MLB diamond to kick off their series Friday.

The Tigers are coming out of a set against the Astros. Detroit fell int he first two games of that series 5-4 and 6-3 but managed a surprising 2-1 win Wednesday. In the Thursday finale, the Tigers showed a little life in the ninth inning but still fell 6-3.

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For the Friday game, Detroit will send out Matthew Boyd to start. Over 153.0 innings and a 6-9 record this year Boyd has a 4.24 ERA with 201 Ks and 37 BBs.

Over on the Twins’ side, they just finished up against the White Sox. Minnesota managed a 14-4 win on Tuesday but lost the other two games of that set 6-4 and 4-0.

For the Friday game, the Twins will be sending out Jose Berrios for the start. Across his 157.2 innings and 10-6 record this year, Berrios has a 3.37 ERA with 150 Ks and 38 BBs.

The Tigers are 17-35 in their last 52 versus the AL Central and 15-39 in their last 54 Friday games. Detroit is 7-23 in their last 30 in game one of a series and the under is 4-0 in their last four Friday games.

Meanwhile, the Twins are 8-2 in their last 10 in game one of a series and 12-3 in their last 15 Friday games. Minnesota is 5-2 in their last seven overall and 0-5 in Berrios’ last five home starts.

Berrios had a tough outing against Atlanta early this month, giving up nine earned on nine hits with four walks in 5.2 innings. Since then he’s fared a little better with a total of six earned in 10.1 innings on 13 hits but hasn’t gotten a win in August yet. I think that will come here, so I’m going with the Twins in the opener.

Andrew’s Pick Minnesota Twins -205

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