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Tigers open up a series in Washington

The Washington Nationals are expected to send Jordan Zimmermann to the mound on Wednesday night as they open up their interleague MLB betting series at home versus the Detroit Tigers.

Zimmermann has pitched the Nationals to victories in five of his six outings so far this season, allowing just eight earned runs over 44 innings of work while fanning 27 batters. The righthander is also 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA at home this season.

Washington hands the ball to starter Jordan Zimmermann in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-1 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Anibal Sanchez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View Detroit vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -102 for the Nationals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers taking on the National League's No. 10-rated Nationals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.5 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (10.6 per nine innings).

Washington owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 2-rated defense.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 8-1
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
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, Thursday, May 9