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Tigers are on a Roll With Verlander on the Mound

A crucial series between the Mets and Tigers kicks off in the Motor City as both teams have work to do in their respective playoff races. The Tigers enter the game as -120 favorites and rightfully so as they’ve won eight of their last nine games and five of their last six at home.

Shark Bites
  • Verlander had a 1.69 ERA in July — by far his best month of the season.
  • The Mets are 17-5 in their last 22 games on Friday.
  • Justin Upton is 0-for-6 with 4 K's in his career vs Syndergaard.

Justin Verlander will be tasked with shutting down the light-hitting Mets. He’s coming off one of his better performances of the season where he pitched a complete-game win fueled by 11 K’s over the Astros. Verlander starting has equalled happy endings for Detroit lately, as they’ve won eight of his last 11 starts.

Noah Syndergaard gets the ball for the Mets who are 3-3 in his last six starts. Syndergaard reached the seven-inning mark just once in those six games — perhaps a sign of wear as the season winds down. The Mets, who enter the game as +110 underdogs, have scored two runs or less in three of Syndergaard’s last four starts, and might be hurting for offence today with Yoenis Cespedes recently added to the DL.

The game opened with a total of 7.5 runs, and the Tigers are on an interleague run that’s seen them go OVER in 19 of their last 21 games vs National League teams.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting New York Mets before the first pitch in this match found them as 110 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-3.4 win for the Tigers on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Mets vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit (59-49) will face the 56-52 Mets in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Detroit Tigers at No. 9 and the New York Mets at No. 17 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 4 ranking for hits at 9.23 per game. By contrast, the New York Mets are rated No. 30 in the same category at 7.93 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.55 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York rolled to a 4-1 win against New York on Thursday, as B Colon and the Mets' bats led the team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 6-3 on Thursday behind a start from J Quintana at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Mets is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of NY Mets's last 23 games
  • Detroit is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Detroit's last 23 games

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Detroit, Saturday, August 6th

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