Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers 6/13/24

Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers 6/13/24 MLB Betting Analysis, Previews and Predictions

Washington Nationals (30-35) vs. Detroit Tigers (32-33)


Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers 6/13/24 – As the MLB season heats up, the Washington Nationals and the Detroit Tigers prepare to face off in an intriguing mid-season matchup on June 13, 2024. Both teams are hovering around the .500 mark, with the Nationals at 30-35 and the Tigers slightly better at 32-33. This game, set to take place at Comerica Park and broadcasted on MASN2, promises to be a critical juncture for both teams looking to climb up their respective division standings. For those following the MLB closely, this game also offers a great opportunity for exclusive premium picks, given the unpredictability of both teams’ recent forms.


Washington Nationals have given both the positive and negative results. Batting average stands at .232, on base percentage at a low .303, has not placed enough pressure on the opposing teams to get runners on base. But their slug is .354, this season’s 51 home runs are contributing to this figure. Their pitching staff is rather decent with a 3.98 ERA and 1.29 WHIP meaning that their pitching has managed to get them some wins. Especially the fact that according to the spread, they are 23-12 on the road also shows that the Nationals have been an overachieving team on the road quite often.


However, the Detroit Tigers have a slightly lower team batting average of .228, and on base percentage of .295. However, they outpace the Nationals in the slugging with .372, boosted by 58 home runs. That translates to their pitchers having a slightly better ERA of 3.87 and a WHIP of 1.23, the staff as a total have struck out 540 batters. Pittsburgh has not been quite so solid with regard to betting on their games, the Tigers’ road games spread record is at 16-17.


Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers 6/13/24 Game Info


When: Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 1:10 PM ET
Where: Comerica Park
Stream: MLB.TV


MacKenzie Gore (5-5, 3.57 ERA) vs. Casey Mize (1-4, 4.73 ERA)


One pitcher for the Nationals, MacKenzie Gore has had a tough season, he has pitched 5 times, won 5 and lost 5, an ERA of 3.57 this season. Across 68 innings pitched, His 1.37 WHIP shows that he can escape danger most of the time, although he gives up 71 hits. The strong aspect that Gore has is demonstrated through his strength in striking batters out, 81 in total. His primary weakness, however, remains his walk rate through which he may be outcompeted by attractive hitters.


Casey Mize of the Tigers, for instance, has been relatively worse this season sporting a (1-4) record and 4.73 ERA. His higher WHIP of 1.53 over 59 innings makes it clear that he allows a large number of hitters to get on. His K/9 is below average at 39, thus effectiveness in fanning batters is relatively lower than that of Gore, especially in fending off the National’s formidable squad. His focus will be to manage the early game so that he is able to stop issuing walks and hits that have been a demonstration this season.


MLB Odds/Point Spread:TBD, Total Odds: TBD


Currently, the betting odds for this matchup are yet to be determined. However, considering the recent performance and the starting pitchers’ stats, the game could very well be a closely contested affair. Bettors should keep an eye on the odds as they develop, particularly on the over/under totals given both teams’ tendency to be involved in high-scoring games.


Washington Nationals Betting Trends


The Nationals are 3-2 in their last 5 games and have the same record against the spread in this span. They excel on the road against the spread, which could influence betting strategies. Additionally, with totals going OVER in 3 of their last 5 games, bettors might look favorably towards a high-scoring game, especially considering their pitchers’ occasional generosity on the mound.


Detroit Tigers Betting Trends


The Tigers are 2-3 in their recent outings but have covered the spread in 3 of these 5 games. Like the Nationals, the OVER has been a common theme for the Tigers, hitting in 4 of their last 5 games. This trend aligns with their potent slugging percentage, indicating that their games often feature plenty of scoring action.


Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers 6/13/24 Betting Picks


Considering both teams’ forms and the strengths of their respective pitchers, this matchup is poised to be tightly contested. However, the Nationals’ slightly better pitching and their formidable record against the spread on the road make them a slight favorite in this encounter.


For bettors, while the final moneyline offers a crucial indicator, considering an over on the total points might be a savvy move given both teams’ recent scoring trends. Moreover, this game should be marked as a potential MLB expert selection due to the close matchup and the variables at play, which could turn the tide in favor of those with a keen eye on pitching duels and scoring patterns.


Free Pick and Prediction: Washington Nationals 5, Detroit Tigers 4. 


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