Sports Betting - Tuesday 20 August 2013 by

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers: MLB AL Central Division Odds

Major League Baseball, and the American League Central Division in particular, is our focus today as we take a look at the Detroit Tigers versus Minnesota Twins battle in the Motor City. The Tigers have been on fire since the All-Star break while the Twins are toast. First pitch flies at 7:08 PM EDT on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, from Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers: MLB AL Central Division Odds

Detroit Tigers: Pulling away in AL Central playoff race

With a 22-9 record since the MLB All Star break, and a 75-51 overall mark, Detroit is one of the hottest clubs in baseball. Tied for the second best win percentage in the Majors, the Tigers have opened a 6.5 game lead over the pesky Cleveland Indians in the AL Central division. RHP Rick Porcello (9-6 ERA 4.33) gets the start and he’s been a big part of Detroit’s winning ways as he is 3-0 with a sparkling 2.84 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his three second half starts.

Minnesota Twins: Playing out the string on a disastrous 2013 MLB season

Although not much was expected in Minnesota this season, the Twins (54-69) probably didn’t expect to be 18.5 games out of first place at this juncture of the season. The Twins hitters and pitchers can share the blame equally as their .242 team batting average and their lofty 4.31 team ERA are both the 26th worst marks in the Majors. RHP Mike Pelfrey (4-10 ERA 5,26) gets the call fhere and he’s looking for his first win since he beat Toronto 6-0 on July 6, 2013.

Tigers vs. Twins Online Wagering Lines & Advantage Sports Betting Game Day Call

Surfing over the wagering website, we find the Tigers as home chalk tonight. Detroit has been posted at -1.5 (-105) against the spread and -235 on the money line. Minnesota heads into Motown as +1.5 (-115) pups on the run line and +190 straight up while the Over/Under is set at 9 (-110) total runs. The Tigers have clawed the Twins at Comerica Park this season posting a 5-2  record. We’ll cruise with the Cats and the -1.5 (-105) run line!

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