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Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals Preview 05/07/2013

 
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A winning streak will be on the line for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday when they battle the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.

Anibal Sanchez will be the starting pitcher for the Tigers on this day. Righthander Sanchez is 3-2 this season with a 1.81 ERA.

It'll be Jordan Zimmermann toeing the rubber for the Nationals in this contest. Righthander Zimmermann is 5-1 with a 1.64 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
The Tigers were a 9-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -270 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Nationals were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Detroit has won 4 straight games.
Washington has won 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Detroit: 19-11 SU
Washington: 17-15 SU
DETROIT MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 8-1
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

WASHINGTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 2-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Washington
Detroit is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

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Washington home to Detroit, Wednesday, May 8