15* MLB Thursday No-Doubt Rout on Detroit Tigers -114
Detroit vs. Kansas City,
08/30/2012 20:10 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Money Line: -114 Detroit
After two straight one-run losses to open this series with the Kansas City Royals, the Detroit Tigers will be highly motivated to avoid the sweep in Game 3 tonight. I believe they get the job done and get back in the win column as they look to make their push for the postseason.
Rick Porcello is not having the best season at 9-9 with a 4.60 ERA in 25 starts. However, he's 5-2 with a 4.56 ERA and 1.254 WHIP in 12 career starts against Kansas City, and he has been much better than his opponent.
Jeremy Guthrie has been one of the worst starters in all of baseball in 2012. The right-hander is 5-11 with a 5.85 ERA and 1.558 WHIP in 22 starts this season, including 2-6 with a 6.75 ERA and 1.516 WHIP in 11 home starts.
Porcello is 11-1 (+9.8 Units) against the money line on the road with a money line of -100 to -150 over the last 2 seasons. Porcello is 9-0 (+9.3 Units) against the money line in road games vs. teams whose hitters draw 3 walks or less/game over the last 2 seasons. He has simply been money in the bank in these two spots. Bet the Tigers Thursday.