Verlander Takes the Mound for the Tigers Tuesday Night against the Cardinals

by Dirty on June 19, 2012

 

 

The Detroit Tigers will be trying to extend a winning streak on Tuesday when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Comerica Park.

The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Lance Lynn in this one. Righthander Lynn is 10-2 this season with a 2.42 ERA.

The Tigers will counter Lynn with Justin Verlander. Righthander Verlander has a 2.66 ERA to go along with a 6-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 153-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +172 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Tigers were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -179 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Detroit has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 34-33 SU
Detroit: 32-34 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit’s last 13 games at home
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
Detroit home to St. Louis, Wednesday, June 20

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