MLB Game Preview - Nationals underdogs vs Tigers at Washington
Detroit Tigers vs Washington Nationals Odds
The Nationals will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Thursday, as the Detroit Tigers visit in inter-league play at Nationals Park.
The Nationals will turn to Dan Haren and his 3-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tigers send Doug Fister (4-0) to the hill.
Washington was a +120 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 7.5.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 10 in the National League and the Tigers at No. 1 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 1 in the American League at 10.5 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 14 ranking in that category.
Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.
The Tigers were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Detroit suffered a 3-1 loss against Washington on Wednesday, as Anibal Sanchez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Washington are 8-1
After a loss are 7-3
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing Detroit are 3-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Tigers at Nationals trends to consider:
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Washington
Detroit is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, May 10
Washington home to Chi Cubs, Friday, May 10