15* Interleague Saturday No-Doubt Rout on Detroit Tigers -144
Detroit vs. Cincinnati,
06/09/2012 16:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: -144 Detroit
There's no question the Detroit Tigers have been struggling of last by going 3-8 in their last 11 games overall. That just means they'll be highly-motivated for a win Saturday in Game 2 of this series with the Cincinnati Reds. They'll get that victory behind ace Justin Verlander.
Verlander has picked up right where he left off last season after winning the AL Cy Young and AL MVP in 2011. He's 5-4 with a 2.67 ERA and 0.970 WHIP in 12 starts this season while striking out 86 batters in 87 2/3 innings.
Bronson Arroyo is winless at home this year, going 0-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 1.655 WHIP in five starts inside the hitter-friendly park in Cincinnati. He's no match for Verlander in this one.
Verlander is 17-2 against the money line as a road favorite of -125 or more over the last 2 seasons. The Tigers are 63-23 in their last 86 interleague games as a favorite. Detroit is 53-26 in their last 79 games following a loss. The Tigers are 5-0 in Verlander's last 5 interleague starts. Roll with the Tigers Saturday.