Philadelphia Phillies take on Tigers in baseball test
Philadelphia Phillies vs Detroit Tigers Odds
Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Friday as the Phillies of Philadelphia swing away against the Tigers of Detroit.
Cole Hamels gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Phillies on this day; he's 4-12 on the season. The Tigers, meanwhile, will counter with Doug Fister, who will be looking to improve on his 8-5 mark.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 1 and the Phillies sitting at No. 13.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.9 hits per game so far, more than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).
Detroit owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 11-rated defense.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -178 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia suffered a 3-1 loss against St. Louis on Thursday, as Kyle Kendrick wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.
Detroit was a 7-4 loser in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They lost as -145 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Tigers endured a 7-4 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Thursday, with Justin Verlander throwing 6 innings of 11-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 6-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
A few Phillies at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 16 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Philadelphia at Detroit, Saturday, July 27