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Nationals Are Rarely Upset This Season

The Washington Nationals have been one of the best teams in the National League this season and lesser opponents have rarely upset them. The Nats are 12-5 SU in their past 17 games against teams with losing records.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the Tigers past six games.
  • Tigers’ Nick Castellanos is not expected to be in the lineup Wednesday.
  • Left-handed batters have a .318 batting average against Max Scherzer this season.

Jordan Zimmermann will take to the mound following his worst outing of the season – which was still pretty good. Zimmermann allowed three earned runs in his last outing against Texas, which was one more than he allowed through his first five starts of the year. This will be the first time in Zimmermann’s career that he faces off against the Nats after he spent his first seven seasons in the nation's capital.

Max Scherzer will be in a similar situation, as he faces the Tigers for the first time since leaving the team two years ago. The Nationals’ pitcher has struggled with keeping the ball in the yard this season with the righty allowing nine home runs in his first seven starts. At this rate, Scherzer would give up 42 home runs this season – only three less than his past two seasons combined.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Washington was a -160 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-3.6 result in favor of the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Washington (20-13) will face the 15-17 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Detroit injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 25-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 13-ranked scoring average of 4.39 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers offense rated No. 14 and scoring 4.38 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.24 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (8.81 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park behind starter Michael Fulmer.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Baltimore, Thursday, May 12th
Washington home to Miami, Friday, May 13th