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Detroit Tigers vs San Diego Padres MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Detroit Tigers


San Diego Padres
Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:40 PM ET

The San Diego Padres get a visit from the Detroit Tigers in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Justin Verlander, with a record of 0-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Detroit Tigers, while the San Diego Padres trot Ian Kennedy to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2014.

Detroit Tigers vs San Diego Padres Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the San Diego Padres as 141 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs San Diego Padres Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.7-2.7 win for the Tigers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs San Diego Padres Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

4-6 San Diego battles the Tigers, currently with a 5-3 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Detroit injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Diego Padres rated this week at No. 18 and the Detroit Tigers sitting at No. 15.

How Detroit Tigers vs San Diego Padres Stats Matchup

The game also pits San Diego Padres No. 30-rated offense, averaging 2.6 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 16 at 4 in runs allowed per game. The San Diego Padres have averaged 7.5 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Defensively, Detroit features the No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit lost its last outing, a 6-0 result against the Padres on April 11. Bettors who backed the Padres at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Diego staff and losing 6-0 to the Padres on Friday at PETCO Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at San Diego, Sunday, April 13th