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The Washington Nationals and the Detroit Tigers will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Comerica Park.
Lefthander Gio Gonzalez will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Gonzalez is 7-3 this season with a 2.97 ERA.
Starting this game for the Tigers will be Justin Verlander. The righthander has a 3.99 ERA to go along with a 10-8 record this season.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -130 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Detroit has won 4 straight games.
Washington: 52-55 SU
Detroit: 60-45 SU
Washington most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Washington's last 19 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
Washington at Milwaukee, Friday, August 2
Detroit home to Chi White Sox, Friday, August 2