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Moneyline favors Tigers in battle with Cubs

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June 12, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Detroit Tigers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Cubs in Chicago at Wrigley Field on Tuesday in baseball action.

For the Cubs, Paul Maholm gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tigers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Max Scherzer, 5-4 on the year.

View Detroit vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +109 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 999 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cubs rated this week at No. 14 and the Tigers sitting at No. 6.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Tigers average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Detroit won its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Reds on June 10. Bettors who backed the Tigers at +118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Homer Bailey and the Reds 7-6 on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

The Cubs were an 8-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed an 8-2 victory at the expense of the Twins on Sunday, with Ryan Dempster throwing 8 innings of 4-hit ball at Target Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Tigers at Cubs trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Detroit is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games

Next up:
Detroit at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, June 13

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