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MLB betting line favors Reds over Tigers

Detroit TigersCincinnati Reds
June 10, 8:05 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Sunday as the Tigers of Detroit swing away against the Reds of Cincinnati.

Drew Smyly, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Tigers, while the Reds trot Homer Bailey to the mound in this one. He is 4-4 so far in 2012.

View Detroit vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Reds were listed as -140 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Reds sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

The Tigers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -156 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Detroit rolled to a 3-2 win against Cincinnati on Saturday, as Justin Verlander and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Tigers at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 12 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, June 12
Cincinnati home to Cleveland, Tuesday, June 12