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Justin Verlander, Henderson Alvarez take mound in Marlins vs Tigers tilt

Detroit Tigers

Miami Marlins
93-68 September 29, 2013, 01:10 PM | Marlins Park 61-100

The Miami Marlins host Detroit on Sunday, looking to build on their 61-100 mark against the 93-68 Tigers in MLB betting action at Marlins Park.

Justin Verlander, with a record of 13-12 on the season, gets the ball for the Tigers, while the Marlins trot Henderson Alvarez to the mound in this one. He is 4-6 so far in 2013.

View Detroit Tigers vs Miami Marlins Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Marlins in this matchup found them as 176 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Marlins and the league No. 10-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +182 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 2-1 score against Miami at Marlins Park.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 30 ranked offense (3.18 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 at 3.87 runs allowed per game. The Marlins have been averaging 7.77 hits per game, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (10.09 hits on average).

Miami owns the No. 12 defense, allowing 3.18 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's No. 7-rated defense.

A few Tigers at Marlins trends to consider:
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games

Next up:
Detroit at , Wednesday, December 31st
Miami at , Wednesday, December 31st