Consensus MLB Pick for May 4 is the Detroit Tigers

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Tyrone Black
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Consensus handicappers were all over the Detroit Tigers +163 hosting the New York Mets Thursday.


The line has mostly shifted between +150 and +160 and we don't see much of a deviation before game time 1:10 pm ET.

Detroit is not a horrible team.  They've won half of their last ten (5-4 their last nine).  Compare that to the Mets who have won just three games over this span. They've also lost the last two in this series this week.

The Mets are 1-5 in their last 6 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game and 1-5 in their last 6 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.

The Tigers are 5-0 in their last 5 interleague home games, 7-1 in their last 8 interleague games but are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series.

Justin Verlander (shoulder) notched six strikeouts over 4 2/3 scoreless innings in a rehab start with Double-A Binghamton on Friday and was set to make his season debut for the Mets Thursday in Detroit.

Verlander went 18-4 last year with a 1.75 ERA.

It's not as if Eduardo Rodriguez, starting for Detroit, deserves to be a +160 home dog against a .500 Mets team starting a guy who's coming off an injury.

Rodriguez is 2-2 with a 2.21 ERA. He's allowed just 10 hits off of 56 at bats versus Mets hitters.  None of those were home runs.  Only one was an RBI. Tommy Pham is 4 for 14 against him but he's just averaging .235 this season.

Rodriguez yielded one run over 5 2/3 innings on Saturday in a win over the Orioles his last start and allowed only one hit over seven innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Orioles.  He won his previous start.  That's consistency for you.

Yep this was a big winner.

Latest World Series Odds (2023)

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Rot     Odds to win 2023 World Series     Moneyline
801     Atlanta Braves         +600
802     Houston Astros         +750
803     Los Angeles Dodgers         +850
804     Tampa Bay Rays         +850
805     New York Yankees         +1000
806     San Diego Padres         +1000
807     New York Mets         +1000
808     Toronto Blue Jays         +1200
809     Milwaukee Brewers         +1800
810     Minnesota Twins         +2000
811     Philadelphia Phillies         +2500
812     Texas Rangers         +2800
813     St. Louis Cardinals         +2800
814     Los Angeles Angels         +3300
815     Seattle Mariners         +3300
816     Cleveland Guardians         +4000
817     San Francisco Giants         +7000
818     Pittsburgh Pirates         +7000
819     Baltimore Orioles         +7000
820     Miami Marlins         +10000
821     Chicago Cubs         +10000
822     Boston Red Sox         +10000
823     Chicago White Sox         +10000
824     Arizona Diamondbacks         +10000
825     Detroit Tigers         +30000
826     Cincinnati Reds         +50000
827     Kansas City Royals         +50000
828     Colorado Rockies         +100000
829     Washington Nationals         +100000
830     Oakland Athletics         +100000

- Tyrone Black,

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