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Rick Porcello vs Mat Latos matchup featured in MLB action

Detroit TigersCincinnati Reds
June 8, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

26-31TEAM RECORD31-25

The Detroit Tigers will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Friday in baseball action.

The Reds will rely on Mat Latos to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Rick Porcello will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Mat Latos is 4-2 this season, and Rick Porcello is 3-4.

View Detroit vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Reds as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Reds rated this week at No. 6 and the Tigers sitting at No. 9.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Tigers average 9 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Detroit brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 5-ranked defense.

Detroit won its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Indians on June 7. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Indians on Thursday, with Casey Crosby throwing 5 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Comerica Park.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 5-4 loser at home against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati lost in extra innings against the Pirates on Thursday as Pittsburgh edged them 5-4 at Great American Ball Park.

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

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Tigers at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing Cincinnati
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Cincinnati, Saturday, June 9

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