MLB Odds Preview: Twins vs. Tigers in AL Central Battle Royale

The AL Central has been as contentious as vote in Florida of late and as the MLB odds season heads down the homestretch it’s only likely to get more exciting.

The top teams in this baseball betting division have been beating each other up for the past several months and from here on out every intra-division series in the MLB lines action will have a huge implication on how the AL Central competition finally shakes out.

On Friday July 9th, fans will get a taste of what this hotly contested baseball betting division is all about when two of the top teams go head to head in the MLB odds action.

The Detroit Tigers (46-37) will play host to their division rival Minnesota Twins (45-39) as both teams desperately try and put some ground between each other.  Detroit currently sits atop the AL Central standings by a slim 1.0 lead over the Chicago White Sox (45-38) in the MLB lines competition.  The Twinkies are just a 1.5 game out of the lead, but by the time this weekend MLB odds series is over the positioning could be completely turned on its head.

Both the Tigers and the Twins will be sending out top pitchers and fans should be treated to some tremendous baseball betting action.  Francisco Liriano (6-6, 3.32 ERA) will be pitching for the home team and Twins ace Justin Verlander (10-5, 3.85 ERA) will be pitching for the visitors.  In terms of pitching you’ve got to call this matchup a wash more or less.

And as talented as these pitchers are this MLB odds matchup in not likely be a pitcher’s duel as both of these squads simply have too much batting talent to be muted in this game.  The starting pitchers are likely to get some good inning in but look for each teams’ sluggers to leave their impact on the MLB odds action as well.

The Tigers Miguel Carbrera has been the best hitter in baseball betting over the past few years and this year is challenging for the Triple Crown (.347 BA, 21 HR, and 73 RBIs).  The Twins have their share of hitters as well with Justin Morneau (.345 BA) leading a trio of starters batting over .300.

All things being equal, you’ve got to go with the Tigers in this MLB lines matchup simply because they’re playing in Detroit.