This Sunday November 11th, the CFL playoffs kickoff. The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders have earned 1st round byes while this weekend the BC Lions will face the Hamilton Ticats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to see who advances to the conference finals.
Twins vs Tigers: MLB American League Central Division Showdown
Detroit Tigers: Big bats powering AL Central top Cats
Despite a bit of a power outage yesterday, the Tigers dropped a 6-2 decision to the lowly Houston Astos on Thursday, Detroit has won 13 of their last 17 games and they scored five or more runs in nine of those contests. Though not the 100% lock he has been in previous years, Justin Verlander (4-1 ERA 268) has been rock solid for the Cats as he has given up just 14 runs over 47 innings pitched while recording 38 strikeouts.
Minnesota Twins: Lack of contact leads Twinkies to the ALC cellar
It has been a long opening season start for Minnesota as the Twins are sporting a 15-18 record and find themselves 6.5 games behind the AL Central leading Tigers. One of the major problems for the Twinkies has been making contact as they are tied for fourth for the league lead in strikeouts with 306 whiffs on the season. RHP Phil Hughes (3-1 ERA 4.72) has been the Twins most productive pitcher and gets the call in this contest.
OBC Prediction: We like "The Vaporizer" here - lay 500 units on the Tigers with the William Hill run line.
William Hill Sportsbook MLB Betting Lines - Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins
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The Wildcard games have concluded and the 4 Divisional matchups are set. Red Sox, Yankees will have the most marquee appeal but all series are intriguing and this postseason lineup of baseball looks as good as any that can be recalled in recent memory.