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Dodgers Continue Their Seemingly Unstoppable Roll

Can anyone stop the Dodgers? The answer to that question so far has been “Are you kidding me?” Now 52 games above the .500 mark, LA has won five straight as well as eight of 10 and can be found as heavy betting chalk for an interleague matchup with the skidding Detroit Tigers.

  • The Tigers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games as home underdogs.
  • The Dodgers are 5-0 SU and on the runline in their last 5 games as road favorites.
  • The total has gone OVER 8 times in the Tigers’ last 10 games as home underdogs.

It’s starting to feel like a cruel joke the Dodgers are playing on the rest of the teams in Major League Baseball and betting against them right now feels like something of a fool’s errand. They haven’t lost a series in well over two months and they’ve won 23 of their last 26 games overall. That’s good, right?

Where the Tigers might hold an advantage over the World Series favorites is in today’s starting pitching matchup. Michael Fulmer (10-10, 3.78 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Tigers looking to get his season back on track after four consecutive forgettable starts.

If the Tigers want to upset the mighty Doyers, though, they’ll have to get to starter Hyun-Jin Ryu as their odds of winning will drop substantially when he leaves the game. The LA bullpen has a 3.02 ERA on the season and has given up fewer runs than any other relief crew in the majors.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the Detroit Tigers as 142 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. OVER/UNDER total bettors saw the number open at 10 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 7.0-4.4 result in favor of the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers sport a record of 53-68 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 86-34 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Detroit Tigers sit at No. 17 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 1 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Detroit Tigers and its No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4.83 runs per nine innings, against the No. 5 lineup of the Los Angeles Dodgers at 5.14 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.58 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Tigers, an 8-5 final on Friday in support of Rich Hill at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 10 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Detroit, Sunday, August 20