Twins Look to Hold Division Lead
Two American League Central rivals begin a three-game series on Monday evening in Minnesota.
The division-leading Minnesota Twins have begun to sway MLB odds in their favor with their recent play. The Detroit Tigers, on the other hand, have struggled all season but are not making it easy for their opponents.
Tigers Struggling on Road
The Detroit Tigers are in fourth place in the AL Central. They have an overall record of 41-62 and have lost their last two games. They have gotten beaten up on the road, compiling up a 16-35 record.
The Tigers have been outscored by 15 runs in their past 10 games, in which they have gone 3-7. Veteran designated hitter Miguel Cabrera leads the team with a .277 batting average.
Minnesota Atop AL Central
The Minnesota Twins have worked their way right into the thick of an American League playoff position.
They have a one-game edge in the division with their 53-48 record. The MLB lines surely have the Twins as the favorites in Monday’s contest. They also have a winning record as the favorites this season.
Minnesota will continue to lean on their veteran bat Byron Buxton to help this team into the postseason. He leads the team with 26 home runs.
Tigers vs Twins Head-to-Head
These two division foes have met 13 times this season. The Twins lead the season series 8-5.
Tigers vs Twins Game Information
- Game: Tigers (41-62) vs Twins (53-48)
- Location: Target Field, Minneapolis
- Day/Time: Monday, Aug. 1, 7:40 p.m. ET
- Tigers vs Twins Live Stream: MLB.tv
Tigers vs Twins Betting Lines
T. Skubal -L
|+1½ -175||+124||8 -120o||
A. Sanchez -R
|-1½ +155||-134||8 Evu||
Tigers vs Twins Prediction
Looking at the recent scores and odds for both of these teams, it is no surprise as to why the Minnesota Twins are the moneyline favorites. They have the better lineup and have performed better as of late.
Stay away from the run line in this contest, as these two teams have the ability to play a close game. The Twins have yet to decide who is getting the start in Monday’s contest, but they understand that they cannot take the Detroit Tigers lightly, given their overall record.
Minnesota is 27-22 at Target Field. Expect the Twins look to start the series off with a win. Head to the best sportsbook and be sure to place a bet on the Minnesota Twins on the moneyline.