Twins Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 7, 2021

Posted By Staff on May 7, 2021

The Detroit Tigers (9-23) will attempt to stop a five-game home losing streak when they play the Minnesota Twins (11-19) on Friday at 7:10 PM ET. The Tigers are not projected (125) to end the streak when they square off against the favored Twins (-148). Matt Shoemaker starts for Minnesota, and Tarik Skubal is Detroit’s pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 7, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Twins vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Shoemaker (MIN) Pitcher Skubal (DET)
1 – 3 W/L 0 – 4
23.0 IP 22.0
7.83 ERA 6.14
1.570 WHIP 1.680
5.5 K/9 7.4
3.1 BB/9 5.7

Twins Probable Starter Matt Shoemaker

  • Shoemaker (1-3) takes the mound first for the Twins in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together a 7.83 ERA in 23 innings pitched, with 14 strikeouts.
  • His most recent time out was on Saturday against the Royals, when the righty went 3 1/3 innings, surrendering eight earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • The opposing Tigers offense has a collective .206 batting average, and is 27th in the league with 211 total hits and 28th in MLB action with 101 runs scored. They have the worst slugging percentage (.342) and rank 22nd in home runs (32) in all of MLB.
  • The Twins have been the moneyline favorite in five of Shoemaker’s starts this season, and they went 1-4 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2021 at 2:13 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Shoemaker

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera 21 .143 3 0 0 .182 .325
Jonathan Schoop 12 .083 1 1 1 .083 .416
Robbie Grossman 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Jeimer Candelario 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Niko Goodrum 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Willi Castro 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Akil Baddoo 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Wilson Ramos 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500

Tigers Probable Starter Tarik Skubal

  • The Tigers will send Skubal (0-4) to the mound for his fifth start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Friday, when he tossed three innings while giving up four earned runs on five hits in a matchup with the Yankees.
  • The Twins have scored 140 runs this season, which ranks 13th in MLB. They have 240 hits, 12th in baseball, with 40 home runs (ninth in the league).
  • He has started five games with his team as the moneyline underdog, and lost each time.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2021 at 2:13 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Skubal

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Sanó 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Jorge Polanco 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Byron Buxton 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Nelson Cruz 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Max Kepler 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Josh Donaldson 3 .000 0 0 0 .400 .400
Jake Cave 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Mitch Garver 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins’ offense is averaging 5.2 runs in road games and 4.2 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Twins are the 13th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.7 runs per game (140 total).
  • The Twins have been the moneyline favorite 24 total times this season. They’ve gone 9-15 in those games.
  • Minnesota has an 8-9 record (winning 47.1% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -148 or shorter.
  • In the 29 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Minnesota, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-12-1).
  • Minnesota was the moneyline favorite for each of its last 10 games, and finished 4-6 in those matchups.
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have scored 101 runs (just 3.2 per game) this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
  • In 13 home games this season, they’ve scored 2.8 runs per contest compared to the 3.4 per game they score away from Comerica Park.
  • The Tigers have won eight, or 29.6%, of the 27 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Detroit has entered 22 games this season as the underdog by +125 or more and is 8-14 in those contests.
  • Games involving Detroit have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 13 of 31 chances this season.
  • In nine games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by bookmakers, Detroit has a record of 2-7.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Byron Buxton has put up a team-high nine home runs.
  • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, Buxton’s 34 hits rank 12th, his 9 HR rank fourth, his .370 AVG ranks third, his .408 OBP ranks 11th, and his .772 SLG ranks third.
  • Nelson Cruz has racked up 21 runs batted in to pace his team.
  • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, Cruz ranks ninth in HR (8), and 23rd in RBI (21).

Twins Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 102 .206 13 1 12 .272 .576
Nelson Cruz 100 .300 20 8 21 .348 .928
Byron Buxton 92 .370 19 9 17 .408 1.180
Jake Cave 75 .160 8 1 2 .241 .494
Mitch Garver 73 .205 8 6 13 .247 .740
Max Kepler 70 .200 8 1 10 .269 .612
Andrelton Simmons 65 .246 9 1 6 .347 .701
Willians Astudillo 64 .313 5 3 11 .308 .792
Josh Donaldson 61 .262 8 2 7 .343 .769
Miguel Sanó 53 .113 6 2 4 .299 .525

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Jeimer Candelario leads Detroit in batting average (.298) this season while adding three home runs and 12 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Candelario ranks fifth in hits.
  • Wilson Ramos’ six home runs are most among Detroit batters. He’s driven in 11 runs this season while slugging .464.
  • Ramos does not rank in the top 25 in home runs and hits among qualified hitters in the majors.

Tigers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jeimer Candelario 121 .298 16 3 12 .356 .769
Jonathan Schoop 104 .183 10 2 8 .216 .466
Robbie Grossman 104 .212 12 2 10 .362 .670
Willi Castro 102 .196 8 1 5 .241 .525
Wilson Ramos 97 .227 11 6 11 .265 .729
Niko Goodrum 88 .227 12 4 7 .292 .701
Akil Baddoo 73 .192 7 4 14 .231 .724
JaCoby Jones 70 .171 5 2 7 .194 .480
Victor Reyes 63 .143 6 1 3 .169 .407
Miguel Cabrera 61 .098 3 2 5 .179 .392

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