Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/12/2014
Friday, June 13, 6:08 PM on FSN, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Minnesota Twins - Gibson, K (5-5) vs. Detroit Tigers - Smyly, D (3-4)
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Friday night, the Minnesota Twins will take the field behind Kyle Gibson as they face off against the Detroit Tigers and Drew Smyly. Gibson makes his 13th start as Smyly makes his 10th start and 13th appearance.
Kyle Gibson evened his record to 5- 5 with a 3.91 ERA after getting a win his last time out. In that start, Gibson pitched 7 scoreless innings and allowed just 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5. It was the 2nd time in 3 starts that Gibson didn’t allow a single run in a start. In just his 2nd season, Gibson has already improved on his rookie season in 2013 when he went 2 – 4 with a 6.53 ERA in 10 starts.
Last season, Gibson didn’t face the Tigers but he has a start against Detroit this season. In that outing, Gibson took the loss after getting lit up in just 2 innings of work. He allowed 6 runs on 7 hits (including a homer) as he walked 1 and struck out 1.
Drew Smyly comes into this one with a 3 – 4 record and a 3.81 ERA after getting the win his last time out. He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Along with a win, Smyly comes in with a few extra days of rest after a rainout moved his original start. In 2013, Smyly made 63 appearances out of the bullpen and posted a 6 – 0 record with 2 saves and a 2.37 ERA.
Last season, Smyly was 1 – 0 with a 2.08 ERA in 10 appearances against the Twins. And overall, he has pitched well against the Minnesota lineup, holding them to a .174 average with just 8 hits and 3 RBIs in 46 at-bats.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 36-25-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 31-25-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
06/11/14 CF Aaron Hicks Shoulder questionable Friday vs Detroit Tigers
06/11/14 2B Brian Dozier Back left last game, questionable Friday vs Detroit Tigers
05/27/14 RF Sam Fuld Concussion 15-day DL (5/8)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
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); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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