Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tigers vs Twins Baseball Handicapping

Courtesy of OddsShark.com:

The fans at Target Field will be treated to a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins when they take their seats on Tuesday.
The Tigers will trot Armando Galarraga out to the mound in this one. Righthander Galarraga has a 4-5 record and a 4.11 ERA this season.
The Twins will counter Galarraga with Brian Duensing. Lefthander Duensing has a 2.66 ERA to go along with a 4-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Twins listed as 180-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
The Tigers defeated Toronto 10-4 as a +120 underdog on Sunday. The 14 runs scored went OVER the posted over/under total (9.5).
Ryan Rayburn hit a pair of home runs and had four RBI for Detroit, while Rick Porcello allowed only one run on two hits in seven innings.
The Twins lost to Seattle 2-1 as a -140 favorite on Sunday. The three runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (8).
Michael Cuddyer hit a solo home run for Minnesota and Carl Pavano allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings.
Team records:
Detroit: 65-66 SU
Minnesota: 75-56 SU
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Minnesota is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
Next up:
Minnesota home to Detroit, Wednesday, September 1

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