20* MLB Thursday No-Doubt Rout on Detroit Tigers -163
Detroit vs. Cleveland,
07/26/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 3 - 5
Money Line: -163 Detroit
Rarely do I ever lay this heavy of juice, but the Detroit Tigers are worth it tonight. 2011 AL Cy Young and AL MVP winner Justin Verlander gets the ball and he's worth every penny against the Cleveland Indians tonight. The Tigers have won 14 of 17 and they'll continue playing their best baseball of the season.
Verlander is having yet another Cy Young-worthy season on the mound. The right-hander is 11-5 with a 2.42 ERA and 0.922 WHIP over 20 starts this season, including 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA and 0.640 WHIP in his last three starts.
While Zach McAllister has been pretty solid for the Indians, going 4-2 with a 3.21 ERA and 1.178 WHIP in nine starts, he's clearly no Verlander.
Verlander is 21-3 against the money line as a road favorite of -125 or more over the last 2 seasons. The Tigers are 8-0 in their last 8 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5. Detroit is 7-0 in its last 7 Thursday games. The Indians are 1-9 in their last 10 games as an underdog of +151 to +200. These four trends make for a 45-4 system backing Detroit. Bet the Tigers Thursday.