Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/26/2014
Sunday, April 27, 2:10 PM on FSDT, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Detroit Tigers - Verlander, J (3-1) vs. Minnesota Twins - Gibson, K (3-1)
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Justin Verlander hopes to get his fourth win of the season when he and the Detroit Tigers go up against Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota Twins.
Justin Verlander picked up his third win in a row on Tuesday when he was able to beat the Chicago White Sox. He went seven strong innings in that one and gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out seven and walking two. He now has a 2.18 ERA on the year, but he is striking out over two batters less per nine innings than he did in 2013.
Joe Mauer has had Verlander's number over the years by hitting .371 against him with three home runs and four doubles in 62 at-bats. Trevor Plouffe has had a tougher time figuring the former Cy Young award winner out, going 4-for-24 with seven strikeouts.
Kyle Gibson had his first bad start of the season last Tuesday and picked up his first loss against the Tampa Bay Rays. He went just three innings in that outing and gave up a whopping seven runs on 10 hits and could only strike out three batters. His ERA ballooned up to 3.63 and he is currently walking 4.4 batters per nine innings.
This will be the first time that Gibson will face the Tigers and they can expect to see a lot of his 91-93 mph fastballs.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 9-9-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.1
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 17-4-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29)
04/11/14 LF Josh Willingham Wrist 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/14 RF Oswaldo Arcia Wrist 15-day DL (4/5)
04/07/14 SS Jason Bartlett Ankle 15-day DL (4/7), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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