Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Game 1 5-31-22

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Game 1 5/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Game 1 5/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Minnesota Twins (29-20) and the Detroit Tigers (18-29) will duel in Game 1 of the AL Central Division doubleheader at Comerica Park in Detroit on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 1:10 PM ET.


Minnesota will try to get back by facing Detroit in game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday after losing the series opener at 5-7 on Monday. The Twins defeated the Tigers in their recent three-game duel by a sweep.


Minnesota remained on top at 29-20 in the American League Central Division with a .592 team percentage and 4.5 games ahead of the White Sox in second place after gaining 214 runs while losing 182 for a +32 run difference on the season.


3B Gio Urshela led the offense for the Twins with two runs scored on three hits and added two RBIs while Dylan Bundy gave up 9 hits and 4 earned runs with 3 strikeouts in the losing effort.


CF Byron Buxton knocked 11 balls out of the park with 21 RBIs and a .203 BA while SS Jorge Polanco pitched in a team high 26 RBIs with 5 home runs and batting .234 in leading Minnesota. 2B Luis Arraez recorded a team leading batting average of .360, an OBP of .454, and slugging .417 for the year.


Twenty-six-year-old southpaw Devin Smeltzer (1-0, 1.04 ERA, 8 Ks) will take on the mound for his 4th start this season facing Detroit in a doubleheader afternoon edition on Tuesday. Smeltzer marked a 0.81 WHIP with no home runs allowed yet in over 17 innings pitched this year.


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Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Game 1 Predictions 5/31/2022


The Detroit Tigers have been winning games lately with a 4-1 standing in their last 5 including the series opener facing the Twins at 7-5 on Monday.


The Tigers won two games in a row including the closing game versus the Guardians at 2-1 on Sunday. Detroit took 4th place at 18-29 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .383 and 10 contests behind first place after earning 132 runs but gave up 183 for a run difference of -51 on the year.


1B Spencer Torkelson puts power on the offense of the Tigers with two runs scored on three hits and one RBI while Beau Brieske has given away 6 hits, 4 earned runs, and 2 BBs with 4 strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched in the win.


3B Jeimer Candelario led Detroit with 5 home runs, 16 RBIs, and a batting average of .198 while 1B Miguel Cabrera contributed a team high 18 RBIs with 3 home runs and a .294 BA this year. Cabrera also added a team leading .340 OBP and a .399 slugging percentage for the season.


The Detroit Tigers will be sending 24-year-old right-hander Rony Garcia (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 22 Ks, 0.83 WHIP) to the pitcher’s mound to start game 1 of a day-night doubleheader against Minnesota on Tuesday. Garcia wrung up 22 batters in 18.0 innings pitched in relief this season.           


Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers Game 1. The MLB Pick for this contest is Minnesota -154. The Twins will take control of this match-up on the road against the undermanned team of the Tigers after missing the services of 1B Miguel Cabrera (back).


After 49 games, Minnesota ranked 6th in OPS and 11th in runs scored while Detroit ranked 30th in OPS and 30th in runs scored this year. The Minnesota Twins will win predicted to a score of 6-5.     


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Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Game 1 5/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM ET


Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan


Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota Twins -154       


MLB Totals: 8.5


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