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Justin Verlander, Travis Wood take mound in Cubs vs Tigers tilt

Detroit TigersChicago Cubs
June 14, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Detroit Tigers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Thursday as the Tigers of Detroit swing away against the Cubs of Chicago.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Justin Verlander to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-4. Getting the ball for the Cubs is Travis Wood, who owns a 0-2 record on the season with a 4.71 ERA.

View Detroit vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Chicago sat as +170 underdogs. The total was set at 999.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 14-rated Cubs and the league No. 6-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Tigers are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Detroit was an 8-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as +103 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, an 8-4 final on Wednesday in support of Rick Porcello at Wrigley Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-1
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Cubs trends to consider:
Detroit is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
Detroit is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games when playing Detroit
Chi Cubs are 6-19 SU in their last 25 games

Next up:
Detroit home to Colorado, Friday, June 15
Chi Cubs home to Boston, Friday, June 15