A winning streak will be on the line for the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday when they battle the Chicago Cubs at Comerica Park.
The Cubs will give the ball to starter Rich Harden in this one. Righthander Harden is 4-3 this season with a 5.27 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Rick Porcello who starts for the Tigers. Righthander Porcello is 8-4 with a 3.54 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 116-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
Ryan Raburn’s pinch-hit, walk-off, two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Tigers over the Cubs 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Detroit won as -135 home favorites as the teams played OVER the 8.5-run total posted by sportsbooks.
Brandon Inge went 2-for-4 with a two-run blast for the Tigers, while Brandon Lyon picked up the win in relief of starter Edwin Jackson for Detroit.
Micah Hoffpauir smashed a two-run dinger for Chicago, as Kevin Gregg took the loss after allowing Raburn’s walk-off jack in the ninth inning.
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
Detroit has won 5 straight games.
Chicago: 34-33 SU
Detroit: 39-31 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-5
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-2
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit home to Chi Cubs, Thursday, June 25