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MLB betting line favors Tigers over Mets

Detroit TigersNew York Mets
Aug 24, 4:05 PM | GrassCiti Field

Detroit Tigers vs New York Mets Odds

75-53TEAM RECORD58-68

New York's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Saturday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to Citi Field.

It's a pitching duel between Matt Harvey for the Mets (9-4 on the year) and Max Scherzer for Detroit (18-1 so far).

View Detroit vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 112 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 6 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 13 in the National League and the Tigers at No. 1 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Tigers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 10 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Detroit at -182 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Mets 6-1 on Friday at Citi Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tigers at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Detroit is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Detroit is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games at home
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at NY Mets, Sunday, August 25