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Baseball Matchup - Miami Marlins Detroit Tigers Odds Preview

Detroit Tigers

Miami Marlins
93-66 September 27, 2013, 07:10 PM | Marlins Park 59-100

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Miami and Detroit on Friday, with the host Marlins trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Rick Porcello gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Tigers on this day; he's 13-8 on the season. The Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with Tom Koehler, who will be looking to improve on his 4-10 mark.

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Those going with the Marlins in this one found them listed as moneyline underdogs of 157 at TopBet for Friday's contest. The total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Marlins rated this week at No. 24 and the Tigers sitting at No. 10.

In their last action, Detroit was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Detroit at -235 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Tigers hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Max Scherzer struck out 10 batters in 1-0 victory on Wednesday at Target Field.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Phillies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +147 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Marlins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Cole Hamels and the Phillies 3-2 on Wednesday at Marlins Park.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Miami owns the No. 30 ranking for hits at 7.8 per game. By contrast, the Tigers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 10.12 per game.

Detroit brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins's No. 13-ranked defense.

A few Tigers at Marlins trends to consider:
Detroit is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games on the road
Miami is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Florida, Saturday, September 28th