New York Mets host Detroit Tigers in baseball action
Detroit Tigers vs New York Mets Odds
The Mets will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Friday, as the Detroit Tigers visit in inter-league play at Citi Field.
The Mets will rely on Daisuke Matsuzaka to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Doug Fister will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Daisuke Matsuzaka is 0-0 this season, and Doug Fister is 10-6.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Mets as +150 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Mets sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 1 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Tigers average 10 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-6 loser as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +240 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-6 to Minnesota on Thursday at Comerica Park.
The Mets were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -144 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York lost in extra innings against the Braves on Wednesday as Atlanta edged them 4-1 at Citi Field.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Tigers at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing NY Mets
Detroit is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Detroit is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 8 games when playing Detroit
Detroit at NY Mets, Saturday, August 24