With our MLB best betting pick on Wednesday we select from the American League central divisional battle between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers. The Twins and Tigers will begin from Detroit at 7PM Eastern Time and you can watch this game over the MLB package. The Major League Baseball best bet is playing on the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers to play over the total of 9 ½ runs. The odds from this MLB pick today are courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from the American League contest opened up with the home club Detroit Tigers favored by -178 odds with the underdog Minnesota Twins take back at +168 odds. The run over under came out at 9 ½ runs. Early money has shown on the side of the road team as Detroit is now favored by -177 odds with the Twins returning +177 odds. No change in the total as the game remains lined at 9 ½ runs. Those placing a run line bet on the Detroit Tigers and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +110 odds. Those receiving +1 ½ runs with the Minnesota Twins on a run line wager will lay just -120 odds.
Taking the mound for the Minnesota Twins tonight will be right hander Nick Blackburn. The Twins pitcher has had a rough going in the 2012 season as he currently sits with an ERA of 7.18 and a high WHIP of 1.62 in his six starts. High WHIP is not good for pitchers because this stat means a high number of base runners are allowed per inning. Pitchers get in trouble when there are base runners because it often leads to big innings. Detroit has hit Blackburn pretty good. Nick Blackburn in his past three starts against Detroit has allowed 17 earned runs with 25 hits and six home runs in 14 2/3rds innings of work. When you add the walk totals the Tigers average over two base runners per inning against the Twins right hander. Minnesota’s offense has produced 4 runs over better in three of their past five games. They struggled against one pitcher in good form during that stretch in Derrick Lowe of Cleveland but should be able to push across enough runs here tonight against Porcello to get this game over.
The Tigers will send right hander Rick Porcello to the hill on Wednesday. Porcello has been hit in 2012 as the veteran owns an ERA of 5.18 and a WHIP of 1.39 in his seven starts. At home Porcello has an ERA approaching six runs. Last time out Porcello allowed a weak hitting Oakland Athletics team to score 4 runs with eight hits and drew three walks in just five innings of work in a pitcher friendly park in the Bay Area. Detroit’s offense is beginning to heat up the club pushes across nearly 5 runs a game in their past seven games. They put up 10 runs yesterday in a win against Chicago. Detroit has 25 hits combined in their past two games. Two pitchers in poor form leads us to the over at the sportsbook.