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Jason Hammel faces Rick Porcello in MLB odds action

Detroit TigersColorado Rockies
June 17, 8:40 PM | GrassCoors Field

Detroit Tigers vs Colorado Rockies Odds

38-31TEAM RECORD33-35

Detroit travels to Colorado for inter-league play on Friday, hoping to secure a victory over the Rockies.

The match puts starter Rick Porcello for the Tigers on the hill facing Jason Hammel for the Rockies. Porcello brings a 6-4 mark to the game, while Hammel is 3-6 to date on the season.

View Detroit vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Rockies) and the No. 9 (Tigers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Rockies have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.

The Tigers were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -167 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mitch Talbot and the Indians 6-2 on Thursday at Comerica Park.

Colorado won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Padres on June 15. Bettors who backed the Rockies at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, a 6-3 final on Wednesday in support of Jhoulys Chacin at Coors Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Tigers at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Colorado
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing Detroit
Colorado is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Colorado, Saturday, June 18