Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/9/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (51-40) at Detroit Tigers (48-37)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Zack Greinke (R) (11-4) (2.660) vs. Max Scherzer (R) (10-3) (3.469)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -130 / Los Angeles Dodgers +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, FSN-DET
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers wrap up their short two-game series on Wednesday.
The Dodgers have lost four of seven games in the month of July and remain 10 games above a .500 record. Pitching seems to be the deciding factor lately for the Dodgers, who have allowed three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Dodgers have an overall ERA of 3.23 and have won 18 of their last 19 games when holding a team under four runs. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez has five RBI in his last two games and Yasiel Puig has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. Starting is Zack Greinke, who is 11-4 with a 2.66 ERA and has 119 strikeouts in 111.2 innings. Greinke is 13-6 with a 2.74 ERA in 27 career games against the Tigers.
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The Tigers have won five of their last eight games and are 12 games above a .500 record. The Tigers have scored more than four runs in six of their last 10 games and have won 11 of their last 12 games when that’s the case. Torri Hunter has an RBI in seven of his last nine games and Ian Kinsler has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. Pitchign wise, the Tigers have 24th best ERA at 4.04. Max Scherzer takes the hill, and he’s 10-3 with a 3.47 ERA and has 139 strikeouts in 119.1 innings. Scherzer is 1-3 with a 3.89 ERA in eight career games against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 4-1 in Greinkes last 5 starts as a road underdog and 28-12 in Greinkes last 40 starts. The Tigers are 41-11 in Scherzers last 52 home starts and 38-13 in Scherzers last 51 starts.
In a matchup between two solid teams and two great pitchers, I usually side with the plus money considering it can go either way. That's what I'm doing in this spot. Take the Dodgers.