May 7, 2013 at 4:53 PM #51959
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
Venue/ Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Time/Date: 7:05 PM EST Tuesday, May 7, 2013
MLB Odds From: BetOnline
Moneyline: Tigers +100 / Nationals -110
Over/Under: 7 runs
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The Tigers are one of the hottest teams in baseball, as they have won 4 straight and 9 of their last 10 games. With their surge they are now in first place in the AL Central 1 game up on the Royals. The Nationals have won 2 straight and 6 of their last 10 and they trail the Braves by 2.5 games in the NL East. MLB lines have the home Nationals as the slight favorite in this game with a total of 7 runs.
In their last games the Tigers blanked the Houston Astros beating them 9-0 and the Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2.
On the season the Tigers have an Over/Under record of 19-10 and they have a run-line W/L record of 17-13 and the Nationals have an Over/Under record of 16-14 and a run-line W/L record of 14-18.
This season the Nationals are 9-7 at home and the Tigers are 9-7 on the road.
The Tigers are 6-0 in their last 6 games facing the Nationals.
Anibal Sanchez (3-2, 1.82 ERA) goes for the Tigers tonight and in his last start he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings in a loss to the Minnesota Twins.
Jordan Zimmerman (5-1 1.64 ERA) gets the nod for the Nationals and in his last outing he was stellar not giving up any earned runs in 8 innings in a win over the Atlanta Braves.
Sanchez has faced the Nationals 19 times in his career all while he was with the Miami Marlins and he went 8-0 with an ERA of only 1.97.
Zimmerman has pitched 18 straight scoreless innings and in that span he has only walked 2 batters and given up 3 hits.
Zimmerman will be tested by a Tigers’ offense that ranks 2nd in the Majors in both runs scored and team batting average. He has to be careful with the middle of the lineup guys of Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, who rank 1 and 2 in RBI in the AL.
The last time the Nationals beat the Tigers was back in 2002 when they were the Montreal Expos.
In some betting trends for this interleague game the Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 interleague road games, and they have an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 overall, 19-7 in Zimmermann’s last 26 starts, and they have an Under record of 5-2-1 in their last 8 interleague games.
Jason’s Pick: I have to go with Zimmerman and the Nationals in this one, as they are at home and riding a hot pitcher.
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