MLB gambling action is now in the stretch run sprint towards the post season and the Tigers once promising baseball gambling campaign is on life support.
The Tigers went 6-22 from July11 through August 7 and began this week 11 games out of first place in the American League Central division behind the front running Minnesota Twins while also trailing by an even worse 15 games in the wild card hunt. Detroit begins a critical 3 game series at Minnesota starting on Tuesday that they must sweep to have any shot at getting back into contention.
The Tigers baseball betting woes are in every aspect of the game as they ranked 18th in run production and 22nd for staff earned run average. Detroit has been dreadful on the road with a mark of 21-41 and has gone under the total in just 26 out of 62 road games.
Detroit’s top two starting pitchers, Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, are slated to take the hill in Minnesota. Verlander had a record of 14-8 with a 3.58 earned run average and 17 quality starts in 27 outings.
Verlander is a power pitcher that had 168 strikeouts in 178.1 innings of work. Scherzer had a record of 10-9 with a 3.60 earned run average. He had 15 quality starts in 25 appearances.
Miguel Cabrera continues to be a key asset in the Detroit lineup as he led the team in hitting with a .341 average and had a team best 33 home runs along with 106 runs batted in.
Minnesota has been one of the most profitable teams on the board this year and has been particularly tough at their new home of Target Field with a MLB betting record of 40-22. The Twins ranked 6th in run production and 10th in staff earned run average. The Twins have defeated the Tigers in 9 out of their last 14 head to head meetings.
Minnesota strikeout ace Francisco Liriano will take the hill against Detroit. Lirano had a MLB gambling mark of 12-7 with a 3.41 earned run average and 171 K’s in 158.1 innings of work.
Matt Capps has been an improvement at closer since coming over at the trade deadline. Capps had 6 saves and a tidy 2.08 ERA.