MLB Tigers vs. Nationals Picks & Predictions for May 8, 2013 Print
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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 15:18
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (ATS Consultants) - After getting rained out yesterday the Nationals and Tigers will try it again tonight when the two teams square off at 7:05PM ET.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are -113 money line favorites over the Nationals, whoa re +104 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Nationals opened as +110 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to +104, while the Tigers' odds have gone from -119 to -113. Detroit enters tonight's game with a 19-11 overall record and is 9-7 on the road, while Washington is 17-15 overall and 9-7 at home.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 51% of the betting public currently favors Detroit. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.

MLB FREE PICK: Take Detroit. According to latest MLB trends, Detroit is: 4-0 last 4 road games, 8-1 last 9 with a total set of 7.0-to-8.5, 19-7 last 26 vs. National League East and 4-0 last Tuesday games. Washington is 3-7 last 10 home games, 3-8 last 11 as a home underdog, 1-4 last 5 Zimmermann starts as a home dog and 1-4 last 5 during game 1 of a series. 

The Detroit Tigers (19-11, 9-7 road, 19-10 O/U) head towards road Interleague Play on a winning note. Washington (17-15, 9-7 home, 16-14 O/U) also hopes to continue their strong play as they return home after a seven-game road trip. The Detroit Tigers won nine of the last 10 games. The difference in this matchup is Detroit's hitting. The Tigers are hitting .316 as a team with 19 homers over their last 10 games, During that time, their pitching staff has posted a 2.27 ERA with 117 strikeouts in 95 innings. This is a very talented team that opened the season going 10-10 and now has outscored opponents 74-64 in their last 10 games. While Washington is playing better as of late and Zimmermann has been on target, it's different when you have to face Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. The Tigers are hitting .282 as a team and averaging 5.31 runs per game. The Nationals are hitting just .227 as a team and scoring just 3.6 runs per game. Now one of their best hitters in outfielder Jayson Werth (ankle) has missed three straight and might sit out a fourth consecutive game. Detroit heads to Nationals Park to take on Washington at 7:05pmET in Game 1 of this Interleague series.

MLB FREE PICK: DETROIT TIGERS -113

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