Phillies at Tigers interleague odds
The Detroit Tigers have righthander Max Scherzer as their probable pitcher for Saturday night as they continue their home MLB betting set against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Scherzer is 14-1 with a 3.14 ERA on the season, and he beat the White Sox last time out by giving up just two runs on four hits over his eight innings of work. Overall the Tigers have managed to win eight of Scherzer's last 10 trips to the mound.
Raul Valdes gets the ball for Philadelphia; he's 0-0 so far this season.
Detroit was a -145 moneyline favorites 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.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Tigers and the National League No. 13-rated Phillies in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 9.8 hits per game, more than the Phillies have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).
Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers' league No. 5-ranked defense.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Tigers on July 26. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia suffered a 2-1 loss against Detroit on Friday, as Cole Hamels wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-4
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 4-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Phillies at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia at Detroit, Sunday, July 28