Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 9/24/2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Spencer Turnbull
Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (96-60, 1st in AL Central) travel to Comerica Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (46-109, 5th in AL Central). The Tigers open this contest at +212 while the Twins are coming in at -230. The total is set at 9.5.
The Twins have been a great choice for MLB bettors, having gone 96-60-0 SU. The Tigers cover 29.7% of the time, going 46-109-0 straight up.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been a solid Over bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 79-70-7.
The Twins cover 66.7% of the time away from home, having gone 50-25-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit covers 28.2% of the time at Comerica Park, going 22-56-0 SU.
The Tigers have been a solid Over bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 69-75-11.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/22/2019 Max Kepler RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/22/2019 Ehire Adrianza SS Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/22/2019 Mitch Garver C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/14/2019 Sam Dyson RP Biceps Out for the season
9/10/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2019 Sean Poppen RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/22/2019 Miguel Cabrera DH Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/20/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/16/2019 Daniel Stumpf RP Elbow Out for the season
9/14/2019 Niko Goodrum SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 28
9/1/2019 JaCoby Jones CF Wrist Out for the season
8/14/2019 Blaine Hardy RP Elbow Out for the season
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 96-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 14-7 record with an earned run average of 3.59 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 171 strikeouts over his 153 innings pitched and he's given up 137 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 555 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 592 hitters and walked 181 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,413 base hits and 664 earned runs. They have allowed 195 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 442 batters and struck out 1,403. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .495 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 184 hits this season in 616 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .490 and an OPS+ of 123. Eddie Rosario is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .301. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 104 men in 547 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .501. The Twins have 1,491 hits, including 308 doubles and 297 home runs. Minnesota has walked 513 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,290 times as a unit. They have left 1,081 men on base and have a team OPS of .833. They score 5.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 906 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 46-109 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.66, Spencer Turnbull has a 3-15 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 134 strikeouts over the 137 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 145 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 636 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 585 batters and walked 285 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.26. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,503 base knocks and 807 earned runs this season. They have given up 242 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 520 hitters and struck out 1,313 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 25th in the league. The Tigers hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .350. He has 136 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 478 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 95. Brandon Dixon is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .292. He has collected 94 hits in 377 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Tigers as a unit have 1,292 base hits, including 282 doubles and 145 homers. Detroit has walked 383 times this year and they have struck out on 1,536 occasions. They have had 1,037 men left on base and have an OPS of .686. They have scored 3.66 runs per game and totaled 567 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins (-230)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks