Tigers take field against the Dodgers
The Detroit Tigers are expected to send Max Scherzer to the mound on Tuesday night as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in interleague MLB betting action at the sportsbooks.
Scherzer tossed eight shutout innings in his first start of the season against the Royals last time out, giving up just four hits while fanning seven. Scherzer gave up four earned runs in six innings in his start against Texas last season.
Los Angeles sends Dan Haren out against Max Scherzer for the Tigers in this game. Haren is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season, while Scherzer is 0-0 on the year and has a 0.00 ERA.
Los Angeles was a -102 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dodgers rated this week at No. 11 and the Tigers sitting at No. 15.
In their last action, Detroit was a 3-1 loser at home against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at +132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit suffered a 3-1 loss against Baltimore on Sunday, as Justin Verlander wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.
The Dodgers were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. The Dodgers enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Giants on Sunday, with Zack Greinke throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.
A few Tigers at Dodgers trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 13 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games at home
LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
LA Dodgers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 9th