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Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

The Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers are set to play their third game of a four-game series in Detroit. The Twins won the first game of the series on Monday. Detroit bounced back with a well-pitched game and won on Tuesday. The loss for Minnesota dropped them to 60-55 on the season, while the win for the Tigers pushed them to 50-63 in 2023.

The Minnesota Twins are favorites in this game. The Twins are -166, while The Detroit Tigers are +140. The total for this game between divisional foes is set at 8.5 runs.

Twins Looking to Find Their Offense Again

Minnesota struggled to get anything going on offense in the win. That came as a surprise because the Twins had been playing great offensive baseball as of late. Minnesota scored 34 runs during their latest five-game winning streak. The Twins’ offense moved to 17th in total runs scored.

In the win a few days ago against Arizona, Michael A. Taylor hit a late home run to give Minnesota the lead. Taylor has 15 home runs on the season.

The Twins have six guys with double-figure home runs, with Max Kepler leading the way with 18. Byron Buxton has 17, along with 17 doubles, but a .207 batting average.

Bailey Ober will take the mound for the Minnesota Twins. The 28-year-old is 6-5 on the season and holds a 3.21 earned run average. His last start on August 4th was a no-decision against Arizona, where he went five innings, giving up six hits. On the season, Ober has struck out 98 and walked 18 in over 103 innings.

Tigers Playing Spoiler Role

The Detroit Tigers would love to continue being a spoiler in these final two games of the series. The Tigers did move to just nine games out in the divisional race, but they would need red hot stretch all the way through the end of the season to have any chance.

The Tigers came into Tuesday’s game as the second-worst offense in all of Major League Baseball. The Tigers team’s batting average was .232.

Detroit has not seen a ton of power this season. Even Javier Baez has only hit seven home runs on the season. Detroit has just two guys in double digits in home runs, with Spencer Torkelson with 15 and Kerry Carpenter, at 12. Riley Greene leads the team with a .299 batting average.

The Detroit Tigers will go with Alex Faedo in this game. Faedo has thrown just 35.2 innings this season and holds a 2-4 record with a 5.80 earned run average. Faedo has 30 strikeouts to just eight walks in 2023. The 27-year-old from Tampa picked up a win in his last start, allowing just one hit over six innings.

Twins Keep Winning

The Minnesota Twins are feeling it right now, and they want to keep it going. They know with each win they get, they are closer to shutting the door on the Cleveland Guardians in the divisional race.

Minnesota will settle at three for the postseason anyways, but finishing the division off would be a huge step. The Twins win this game with a nice start from Ober. Take Minnesota -166 over Detroit on Wednesday.

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