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Reality Setting In For The Diamondbacks?

After starting the season 14-8, reality may be setting in for the Arizona Diamondbacks with the team going 4-7 in its past 11 games. Of course, six of those losses came against quality competition in the Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals, but one has to wonder if the D-backs’ bubble may be bursting. The D-backs and Detroit Tigers kick off a two-game set at Chase Field on Tuesday.

  • Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler is expected back in the lineup after missing the past 3 games.
  • The Tigers are 6-1 against the runline in their last 7 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Diamondbacks' last 5 games.

Robbie Ray is having the best season of his young career, as the lefty has a 3.47 ERA while averaging 12.1 K/9. Despite some fantastic performances in his past two starts, which includes recording 19 strikeouts in 12.2 innings, Ray has been tabbed with two losses thanks to an Arizona offense that scored one run in each contest.

The Tigers will counter with Justin Verlander, who has rounded into fine form recently. In each of Verlander’s past two starts, he has gone 7.0 innings while only surrendering a combined two earned runs. However, Verlander has plain sucked on the road with an 8.80 ERA in three starts away from Detroit this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Arizona Diamondbacks as -110 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.0-2.8 win for the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Diamondbacks bring a 18-15 record to the battle against the 15-15 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Detroit injuries news.

This game puts the Arizona Diamondbacks, most recently No. 7 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Detroit Tigers, who rate a No. 17 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Arizona Diamondbacks No. 10 ranked offense (4.82 runs per game) against a Detroit Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 27 at 5.17 runs allowed per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks have been averaging 8.79 hits per game, more than the Detroit Tigers have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 28-rated road mark, allowing 6.07 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
  • Arizona is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • Arizona is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Arizona, Wednesday, May 10th