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Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals

June 12, 2024


The Washington Nationals will travel to Detroit, Michigan, to face the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The first pitch of Game 2 of the series is scheduled for 6:40 PM ET on Wednesday evening and will air on Bally Sports Detroit and MAS2.


Washington Nationals Team Preview


The Washington Nationals may not be above.500, but they are doing better than many expected them to perform this season, as they entered the 2024 MLB season with the 2nd lowest over/under win total in baseball and the lowest over/under win total in the National League at 65.5 games.


They are nearly halfway there before the All-Star break as they enter Game 2 of the series against the Detroit Tigers tied for their longest winning streak this season at four games and a record of 31-35, which puts them in 3rd place in the NL East following a 5-4 win in extra innings on the road against the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the series on Tuesday.


Prior to Lane Thomas scoring the game-tying run off an Ildemaro Vargas sacrifice fly ball in the top of the eighth inning, the Nationals were trailing 3-4. Lane Thomas would later score the game-winning run in the top of the tenth inning when Jacob Young scored off a Lane Thomas sacrifice fly ball.


The win in Game 1 of the series extended the winning streak for the Nationals against the Tigers to three games, with Washington having won by an average margin of 3 runs per game in those meetings. The Washington Nationals will look to extend their winning streak to five games and their winning streak in the series to four games when they travel to face the Detroit Tigers for Game 2.


Detroit Tigers Team Preview


The Detroit Tigers have fallen to two games below.500 on the season with a record of 32-34 and have struggled over their last five games, compiling a record of 1-4 during that stretch, and have lost by an average margin of 2.4 runs per game.


The loss in Game 1 of the series was also their 3rd straight loss against Washington and their 7th loss in the previous ten games against the Nationals while having lost by an average margin of.7 runs per game in those contests.


The Tigers have also fallen to 4th place in the AL Central over their last four games and trail the Cleveland Guardians by 11.5 games for 1st place in the division and only have a better record in the division than the Chicago White Sox, a team that has the worst record in baseball this season.  The Detroit Tigers will look to end their three-game losing streak in the series when they host the Washington Nationals for Game 2 on Wednesday evening.


Odds and Series Trends


WagerWeb lists the Detroit Tigers as -125 moneyline favorites at home against the Washington Nationals for Game 2 of the series on Wednesday evening. Washington has won seven of the last ten by an average margin of .7 runs per game and three straight against Detroit by an average margin of 3 runs per game.


Game Pick


Both teams are hovering around the .500 mark this season as Washington enters four games below .500 and Detroit two games below .500. The Nationals have dominated the series against the Tigers, winning seven of the last ten and three straight while having won the previous three contests by an average margin of 3 runs per game. Take the moneyline for the Washington Nationals when they travel to face the Detroit Tigers for the Game 2 series on Wednesday evening.


Spooky Express Pick: Detroit Tigers Moneyline (-125)