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Philadelphia Phillies Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Detroit Tigers

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Detroit and Philadelphia on Monday, with the host Tigers trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Mike Pelfrey for the Detroit Tigers (0-4 on the year) and Vince Velasquez for Philadelphia Phillies (5-1 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Detroit Tigers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -111 at BetOnline for Monday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-2.8 victory for the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers sport a record of 21-22 heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia Phillies sit at 25-19 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Detroit Tigers rated this week at No. 26 and the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit Tigers No. 9-rated offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies defense that ranks No. 8 at 3.93 in runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have averaged 9.16 hits per game so far, more than Philadelphia Phillies batters have averaged on the year (7.59 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Detroit has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jerad Eickhoff silenced the Braves bats in a 5-0 victory last time out versus Atlanta at Citizens Bank Park.

Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rays, a 9-4 final on Sunday in support of J Zimmermann at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 15 games
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Detroit, Tuesday, May 24th