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Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins

July 2, 2024

The Detroit Tigers will play the Minnesota Twins in the first of three games starting Tuesday night inside Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

They toss out the first pitch at 7:40 pm. The Tigers have had a rough season, while the Twins always seem to hang around in the AL and make a late run into the playoffs. Bookmaker has installed the Twins -110 on the ML. 

Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

The Tigers have been trying to dig themselves out of a hole in the AL Central, and they are putting more pressure on themselves because they have gotten some poor pitching over the last several weeks. That alone has put a ton of strain on their offense, and they find themselves in games where they need to score in bunches or score late. 

On offense, they are led by left fielder Riley Greene, who has already hit 15 home runs this season and driven in 41 runs while batting .253. The Tigers need to get out to leads so they do not have to rely on their starting pitching to bail them out. 

They will send out Tarik Skubal, who sports a very solid mark of 9-3, and he has been one of the lone bright spots on this staff. He enters this game with an ERA of 2.32 and is coming into this one fresh off a win during his last start. 

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Twins have been on a nice little tear of late, winning six out of their last eight games overall. They have put themselves in a better position to make a move in the AL Central. They are just six games back of Cleveland, and they know this is a series they should take at least two out of three against a lesser opponent. 

Minnesota catcher Ryan Jeffers has hit the ball well this season. He has smashed 13 home runs after hitting just 14 all of last season. He is well on his way to surpassing that mark and should be able to crank out at least 20 more this season. 

The Twins will send out Simeon Woods Richardson, who has a record of 3-1 and an ERA of 3.41. If he gets some run support, this team could win this game and the series. 

Game Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

The Twins are 4-1 in their last five games and 5-0 in their previous five games against the number too. They are 23-22 in their road games against the spread too. The totals have gone over in three out of their last five games. The totals have gone over in 17 out of their last 39 games at home. The Tigers are 1-4 in their previous five games and 0-5 in their last five games against the spread too. They are also 19-24 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in two out of their last five games.

Pick: Minnesota Twins - 110