Twins vs Tigers predictions: Picks, odds, live stream, TV channel, start time Tuesday, May 31

The Minnesota twins and Detroit Tigers will square off Tuesday with the first pitch scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Comerica Park in Detroit and will be available to watch on ESPN+. The Twins will start Devin Smeltzer, with Rony Garcia taking the mound for the Tigers.

Minnesota (29-20) has lost two of its last three games but still leads the AL Central by 4.5 games heading into Tuesday. Smeltzer will make his fourth start of 2022, and he’s allowed just 2 runs in 17.1 innings this season. The Twins have the third-best on-base percentage, led by Luis Arraez, who puts up huge numbers with a .454 OBP and a 10-game hitting streak.

Detroit (18-29) is one of baseball’s worst teams, but has won four of its last five games and will play three in a row. Garcia will make his second start and 10th appearance with a 3.00 ERA over 18 innings of work in 2022. The Tigers average the fewest runs per game, and one of their best hitters, Miguel Cabrera, missed the last two games due to back strain.

Twins versus Tigers

Pitchers: Devin Smeltzer vs. Rony Garcia
First launch: 1:10 p.m. ET
Twin local broadcast: Bally Sports North Extra
Tigers Local Broadcast: Bally Sports North Extra
Direct: WatchESPN, ESPN app with a ESPN+ subscription

Odds, picks and predictions

racing line: Twins -1.5 (+120)
Run total: 8.5
Moneyline Odds: Twins -145, Tigers +125

Moneyline choice: Twins -145

Let’s keep rolling with Smeltzer, who has a 1.04 ERA early on as he gets a matchup with MLB’s worst offense. The Tigers have shown through a nearly two-month sample that this winning streak is not sustainable, creating some value in Minnesota with this number.

Choice of player accessories: Devin Smeltzer Over 2.5 strikeouts (-165)

Smeltzer isn’t a big hitter because you can figure out how low that number is, but he comes in at 3 strikeouts in this game. Smeltzer struck out 6 in his last outing and will get a Tigers lineup that hits more often than the majority of MLB teams.

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