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Slumping Tigers May Be In Deep Monday

The 2016 Detroit Tigers have started to look a lot like the 2015 Detroit Tigers lately. The Tigers allowed 7.2 runs per game and have lost by at least four runs in each game during a six game losing streak. Detroit travels to Washington to begin a series with the Nationals Monday.

Shark Bites
  • Bryce Harper was walked 13 times in the Nationals previous series, the most ever in a four-game set.
  • The OVER is 11-4 in the Tigers' past 15 games.
  • Justin Upton is 9-for-31 with two home runs and five RBIs lifetime against Stephen Strasburg.

The Tigers will be forced to face Stephen Strasburg to kick off the series. Strasburg is 5-0 with a 2.36 ERA through his first six starts this season while posting a staggering 47-to-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Strasburg has had his worse – if you can call them that – starts at home as he has allowed one more run in two fewer starts than on the road.

Anibal Sanchez will take to the mound for the Tigers following his first seven-inning start of the season. Sanchez has struggled this year with a 5.87 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP while allowing four or more earned runs three times.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Detroit Tigers were 180 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.9-3.4 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 (19-12) will face the 14-16 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

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 13 ranked offense (4.39 runs per game) against a Detroit Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.19 hits per game, less than the Detroit Tigers have managed so far this season (8.87 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 18-rated road mark, allowing 4.25 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Texas on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Washington lost in extra innings against the Cubs on Sunday as Chicago edged them 4-3 at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Washington is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Washington, Tuesday, May 10th