Washington Nationals vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Nationals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 6/11/2024

The Washington Nationals (30-35) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (32-33) on Tuesday, June 11th. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on BSDET. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 5:40 CT.

Nationals vs Tigers

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Heading into their last game vs. the Braves, the Nationals closed out the series with an 8-5 win. Leading up to the game, they were the heavy favorite at +143. It was a seven-run 4th inning that really turned things in their favor, and the Braves could only score two runs, both of which came in the 2nd.

DJ Herz got the start for the Nationals, going 4 1/3 innings, and picked up the win. Washington’s offense was carried by Keibert Ruiz, who went 1/3 with a homer and four RBIs.

The Nationals are on the road today to take on the Tigers, having won three straight games. In the NL East, they are 15 games behind the Phillies and are 30-35 overall. Washington closed out their series vs. the Braves with three straight wins.

At home, the Nationals are 13-17 this season, and they have gone 17-18 on the road. So far, they have been favored in six games, going 3-3, and they are 27-32 as the underdog. Washington’s overall series record is 8-12-1 this year, and they are 4-6 over their last 10 games.

The Nationals are 39-26 against the run line this season, including a 23-12 mark on the road. They have covered the run line in two straight games and are 36-23 against the run line as the underdog. Their average run margin in winning games is +3.4, while it’s -3.5 in losses.

The Washington Nationals are on the road today against the Detroit Tigers, and the over/under line is set at 8 runs. The Nationals’ games have averaged 8.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 29-33. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 4-5-1. Overall, 60.0% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs, and their current over streak is at 2 games.

Mitchell Parker Gets The Start For The Nationals

Washington is sending left-hander Mitchell Parker to the mound today vs. the Tigers. He has made 10 starts this season and has a record of 4-3 with an ERA of 3.47. Parker’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.05. In his 10 starts, he has turned in four quality starts and is averaging 7.11 strikeouts per nine innings. Parker’s last outing came vs. the Braves, where he went seven innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Before that, he had won two straight starts.

Nationals Offense Breakdown

Washington’s offense has been one of the worst in the league so far this season, averaging just 4 runs per game. They have been even worse on the road, averaging only 3.8 runs per game. As a team, the Nationals are batting just .232, which is 15th in the league and have the 23rd ranked slugging percentage in the league.

CJ Abrams is batting just .245 for the season, but his 10 home runs are 12th in the league and is the best mark on the team. Abrams has also driven in 31 runs, which is the best mark on the team. He is currently on a four-game hitting streak but has gone just 5/24 in his last six games. Eddie Rosario is also near the top of the Nationals’ home run leaderboard, but he is batting just .190 for the season.

The Tigers’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Brewers, closing out their series with a 10-2 win. After allowing two runs to the Brewers in the top of the first, the Tigers responded with eight runs of their own. Detroit went on to add another two runs in the 5th inning.

Tarik Skubal put together a good start for the Tigers, going 6 2/3 innings and giving up just one earned run, and striking out 10. Jake Rogers was hot at the plate, going 2/4 with a homer and three RBIs.

Detroit is 32-33 overall and trails the Guardians by 10.5 games in the AL Central. The Tigers are 10-9 against other teams in the division. Detroit will take on the Nationals today at home, where they are 15-17 this year. They have been slightly better on the road, going 17-16.

As the underdog, the Tigers are 16-20 this year and 4-6 as the home underdog. Detroit has dropped two straight games as the underdog. Their overall series record is 9-8-4, and they lost their most recent series vs. the Brewers.

The Tigers have been a solid play on the run line this season, going 29-36 overall. They have been even better on the road, going 18-15, but have struggled at home, going just 11-21. They have covered the run line in two straight games and have been an underdog in 36 games, going 22-14 in those contests.

The Detroit Tigers have been a solid over team this season with a 37-26 over/under record. Their games have averaged 8.5 runs per game, and their over/under record when the line is set at 8 runs is 7-7-2. The over has hit in four straight games for the Tigers, and 33.8% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

Kenta Maeda Gets The Start For The Tigers

Kenta Maeda is looking to bounce back from a rough outing as he gets the start for the Tigers today. The right-hander faced the Rangers on June 5th and didn’t record an out before being pulled from the game. He ended up with a no-decision in that outing. Looking back further, Maeda has a record of 2-2 and an ERA of 6.25. Opponents are batting .271 off Maeda this season. In his 10 appearances, he has turned in two quality starts. Maeda’s ERA on the road is 11.47 compared to 4.93 at home.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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Over his last four games, Jake Rogers has been swinging a hot bat for the Tigers, going 4/11 with three homers and five RBIs. For the season, he is batting just .210, but his five homers are 2nd on the team. Riley Greene is the Tigers’ leader in RBIs, but he has just one homer in his last seven games and is batting just .231 during that stretch.

As a team, the Tigers are averaging 4.2 runs per game, which is 19th in the league. Their team batting average is just .230, and they are also near the bottom of the league in terms of on-base percentage and OPS. Detroit’s offense is also near the bottom of the league in terms of home runs.

Nationals vs Tigers Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Nationals vs. Tigers matchup is to take the Tigers on the money line, with the payout sitting at -111. Offensively, we have the Tigers finishing with 9th in the league in hits and 4th in home runs.

Looking at the Nationals, they are projected to finish with 9th in the league in hits and 8th in strikeouts. If you’re looking for a player prop bet, Kenta Maeda is projected to finish with seven strikeouts, which is good for fourth among all starters.

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