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Tigers face Washington Nationals: MLB odds preview and stats

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May 7, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Detroit Tigers vs Washington Nationals Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Nationals in Washington at Nationals Park on Tuesday in baseball action.

Jordan Zimmermann gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 5-1 mark. In the other dugout, Anibal Sanchez brings a 3-2 ledger to the game for the Tigers as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View Detroit vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Nationals as -120 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 10 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.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Washington and its National League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 3.5 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 1 lineup of the Tigers at 5.5 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

The Tigers were a 9-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -270 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Tigers didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Houston 9-0 on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

The Nationals were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 6-2 final on Sunday in support of Gio Gonzalez at PNC Park.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 8-1
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 2-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Tigers at Nationals trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Washington
Detroit is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Washington, Wednesday, May 8