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D-Backs Have A Knack For Winning Series Openers

The Arizona Diamondbacks open a short two-game set with the Detroit Tigers Tuesday in hopes of making up some space in the congested NL West. The D-back could be in a good spot, as the squad has gone 7-2 SU in their past nine series openers but they have dropped two of their past three.

Shark Bites
  • The Diamondbacks are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against the Tigers.
  • The Diamondbacks are hitting .219 on the road this season.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Tigers' last 6 games with 1 day off between games.

Zack Greinke gets the start for the D-backs coming off one of his shortest outings of the season. The 13-year veteran lasted just 5.0 innings while giving up seven hits and three runs against a terrible San Diego offense. Greinke has struggled more away from Chase Field this season with a 3.90 ERA on the road compared to 2.77 at home.

The Tigers counter with Buck Farmer who has been a revelation so far. The lefty has not allowed a run through his first 13.0 innings of work in the majors this season while posting a K/BB ratio of 16/3. Farmer hasn’t exactly faced the best offensive teams in the MLB but he clearly has momentum on his side.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Detroit Tigers in this matchup found them as 104 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.3-3.8 victory for the Diamondbacks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

30-32 Detroit battles the Diamondbacks, currently with a 39-26 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Arizona injuries news.

This game puts the Detroit Tigers, most recently No. 10 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 13 ranking for hits at 8.66 per game. By contrast, the Arizona Diamondbacks are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.92 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Arizona owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.83 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona ran up the score in their last game on Sunday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 11-1 victory against Milwaukee.

The Tigers enjoyed a 8-3 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Sunday, with D Norris throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games
  • Arizona is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Detroit, Wednesday, June 14th