20* Tigers/Reds ESPN Sunday Night BAILOUT on Detroit +122
Detroit vs. Cincinnati,
06/10/2012 20:05 EDT,
Score: 7 - 6
Money Line: +122 Detroit
I'm siding with the Detroit Tigers tonight behind underrated rookie starter Drew Smyly. Detroit has lost three straight series, so after splitting the first two games of this one with Cincinnati, the Tigers are certainly motivated for a series victory with a win in Game 3 Sunday.
Smyly has been solid all year, going 2-2 with a 3.71 ERA and 1.253 WHIP in 11 starts, including 2-0 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.118 WHIP in six road starts. Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey is 4-4 with a 4.39 ERA and 1.355 WHIP in 11 starts this season, including 1-2 with a 5.67 ERA and 1.593 WHIP in five home outings.
The Tigers are 48-21 in their last 69 Sunday games. Detroit is 15-6 in their last 21 vs. National League Central opponents. The Reds are 2-7 in their last 9 vs. American League Central foes. Cincinnati is 1-4 in Bailey's last 5 interleague starts. Bet the Tigers Sunday.