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Baseball Matchup - Detroit Tigers Washington Nationals Odds Preview

Washington NationalsDetroit Tigers
July 31, 1:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Washington Nationals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

52-55TEAM RECORD60-45

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Wednesday as the Nationals of Washington swing away against the Tigers of Detroit.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Justin Verlander in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-8 mark on the year. Washington counters with Gio Gonzalez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View Washington vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tigers as -141 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 8-rated Nationals taking on the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 14 in the National League at 8 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -130 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington suffered a 5-1 loss against Detroit on Tuesday, as Stephen Strasburg wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Nationals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Washington's last 19 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Milwaukee, Friday, August 2
Detroit home to Chi White Sox, Friday, August 2