MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IMay 7, 2013

MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals

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    The Washington Nationals have won their last five home games against American League opponents, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Tuesday, as they prepare to face the Detroit Tigers at Nationals Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Nationals are +101 underdogs in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at seven in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this interleague matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a pick along the way.

Detroit Tigers

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    The Detroit Tigers have won nine of their last 10 games—outscoring opponents by a 74-25 margin over that span.

    Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez is 8-0 with a 1.97 ERA in 19 career starts versus the Washington Nationals, including a 3-0 mark and 1.13 ERA in six outings at Nationals Park.

Washington Nationals

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    The Washington Nationals went 4-3 on their most recent seven-game road trip, as they closed things out with a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday.

    Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmerman is 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA in three home starts this season.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Washington Nationals as one of their MLB picks Tuesday, as they've gone 29-19 at home as a money line of -100 to -125 the last two-plus seasons.

    MLB Pick: Washington Nationals +101


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