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Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins 6/17/2023 Tips, Odds and Predictions

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins 6/17/2023 Tips, Odds and Predictions

The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins will play each other at Target Field to kick off the MLB schedule on Saturday. Eight of their past 10 games have ended in losses for the Tigers (29-39), who are now ten games down in the fight for the AL Central Division. Last night, Detroit defeated Minnesota 7-1 on the road because to SS Javier Baez’s three-run homer.

Lefty Joey Wentz, 25, will probably be demoted unless he can improve his season (1-6, 7.23 ERA). Wentz has given up 19 runs over his previous 19 + frames, and the Tigers have lost four of his last five starts.

Together, The Tigers hit 105 two-baggers and sent 60 baseballs over the fence. Detroit is slugging.360 and has walked 231 times while striking out 611 times. The Detroit Tigers are averaging 3.7 runs per game as a team, which places them 29th in baseball. They have 522 hits and 240 runs batted in, and their team batting average is 229 for the season. They have scored 249 runs and have a.303 team on-base percentage.

The Tigers’ staff has struck out 534 hitters, and a team earned run average of 4.56 for the season, ranking them 24th in MLB. Pitchers for the Tigers have allowed 331 runs overall and 84 home runs, which ranks 24th in MLB. Their pitching staff has struck out 193 batters thus far this season, and their collective FIP stands at 4.38. Detroit gave up 303 earned runs and 560 base hits (8.4 per 9 innings). Their pitching staff has a WHIP of 1.26 and a 2.77 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

The Tigers’ bullpen pitchers have entered the game in 63 save situations and have a cumulative save percentage of 56.0%. This year, 106 base runners have been left on the field by relief pitchers, and 38.7% of them have advanced to the plate. There have been 77 occasions when Tigers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners in scoring position. This season, the Tigers have sent 212 relievers to the mound. The relievers have 36 holds this season, ranking 14th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have recorded 14 saves, while 11 of their 25 opportunities to get a save have been unsuccessful.

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins 6/17/2023 Tips, Odds and Predictions

The Minnesota Twins are four games over.500 at home and have a two-game advantage over Cleveland in the AL Central Division standings. Minnesota just had two at-bats with runners in scoring position and 10 strikeouts during yesterday night’s home defeat. SP Joe Ryan (7-4) suffered the loss for the Twins (35-35) after giving up six runs in seven innings.

Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli has not yet announced the starting pitcher for this game. A staff that ranks third in the majors with a 3.58 ERA and has made 34 quality starts for the Twins has a wide range of alternatives.

The Minnesota Twins have a batting average of.232 this season and an OBP of.313. They collected 538 base hits while striking out on 707 occasions, ranking first in the league. In addition to 289 batted in, Minnesota hit 89 home runs throughout the season. The Twins are 20th in the league in run production with 4.39 runs scored per game and a team slugging percentage of.403. They had 114 doubles, 239 walks, and 303 runs scored for them.

The Twins’ collective WHIP and FIP for the season are 1.176 and 3.61, respectively. With 529 total hits allowed, their pitching staff is ranked fourth in the league. The Minnesota pitching staff’s ERA was 3.58 (246 earned runs allowed) and 263 runs allowed for the season. Their ratio of strikeouts to walks is 9.60 (658 strikeouts to 198 walks). They let up 67 home runs and 3.83 runs per nine innings, which ranks third in MLB.

Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins. The MLB pick for this contest is Minnesota Twins. Twin Cities 2B Due to a left hamstring injury, Jorge Polanco has been placed on the 10-day disabled list. Detroit is 30th in runs scored and 29th in OPS after 68 games. Minnesota is ranked 17th in runs scored and 19th in OPS for the year. Pick up the over. Predicted final score: Minnesota Twins win 7-4.

MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM ET

Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota Twins -167

MLB Totals: 9.0


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