15* MLB Saturday Early ANNIHILATOR on Detroit Tigers -105
Texas vs. Detroit,
04/21/2012 13:05 EDT,
Score: 10 - 4
Money Line: -105 Detroit
Off an embarrassing 10-3 home loss to the Texas Rangers Thursday, I have the Detroit Tigers bouncing back with a blowout victory of their own Saturday. While the Rangers had the advantage on the mound Thursday, I believe the Tigers have a huge edge on the bump tonight.
Detroit starter Rick Porcello had an excellent spring training, and he's carried over that success into the regular season. Porcello is 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA and 0.886 WHIP through two starts this season, allowing just three earned runs and 13 base runners in 14 2/3 innings.
While Matt Harrison is off to a solid start this year for Texas as well, he has never fared well against the Tigers. Harrison is 0-4 with a 6.82 ERA and 2.021 WHIP in six career starts against Detroit. Plus, he has never faces a Tigers line-up as potent as the 2012 version.
Porcello is 16-3 against the money line when the money line is -100 to -150 over the last 2 seasons. The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a road underdog. The Tigers are 54-25 in their last 79 home games vs. a left-handed starter, including 6-0 in their last 6 games vs. a South Paw. Detroit is 22-4 in their last 26 during Game 2 of a series. Take the Tigers Saturday.