Friday Baseball Odds Preview: Tigers UNDER play vs Yankees

DETROIT - JUNE 25: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers warms-up before the start of the second inning during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Comerica Park on June 25, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Verlander went on to strike out 14 for a single game career record. The Tigers defeated the Diamondbacks 6-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Detroit hasn't played a road OVER so far in 2012, so you'd think a game involving the Tigers might have a low total.

Especially when Justin Verlander is on the hill.

You'd think wrong, despite the six straight road UNDERs to start the year. The Tigers visit Yankee Stadium Friday to kick off an important three-game set and the total opened at 8.5.

"For comparison's sake, 10 games have totals less than 8.5 Friday," said Mike Pickett of OddsShark.com, the baseball odds provider to SBNation.com. "Of course, it's Yankee Stadium and that right-field porch is inviting for Prince Fielder and inviting for OVER bettors."

Ivan Nova goes for the Yanks and he's 3-0 on the year. He's also a moneyline underdog, which doesn't happen to the Yankees at home very often.

Verlander isn't the only Cy Young winner throwing Friday. Clayton Kershaw goes for the Dodgers (-200 at home to the Nationals) while Roy Halladay hosts the Cubs as the day's biggest favorite (-260).

Friday MLB odds and trend information:

Detroit -129 at NY Yankees +124, Total 8.5 - Justin Verlander(2-1) | Ivan Nova(3-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games at home

Oakland +119 at Baltimore -124, Total 8 - Brandon McCarthy(0-3) | Jake Arrieta(1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games at home

LA Angels -139 at Cleveland +134, Total 7.5 - Jered Weaver(3-0) | Justin Masterson(0-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Chi Cubs +245 at Philadelphia -260, Total 7 - Paul Maholm(1-2) | Roy Halladay(3-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games

Seattle +189 at Toronto -208, Total 8 - Blake Beaven(1-2) | Ricky Romero(3-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games at home

Houston +138 at Cincinnati -143, Total 8 - Wandy Rodriguez(1-2) | Mike Leake(0-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Arizona +126 at Miami -131, Total 7.5 - Joe Saunders(1-1) | Carlos Zambrano(0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games

Pittsburgh +176 at Atlanta -183, Total 7 - AJ Burnett(1-0) | Tommy Hanson(2-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Tampa Bay +129 at Texas -134, Total 9 - James Shields(3-0) | Matt Harrison(3-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games

Boston -105 at Chi White Sox +100, Total 8.5 - Daniel Bard(0-2) | John Danks(2-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Boston

Kansas City +119 at Minnesota -124, Total 8.5 - Everett Teaford(0-0) | Carl Pavano(1-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Milwaukee +120 at St. Louis -125, Total 8 - Yovani Gallardo(1-1) | Jake Westbrook(2-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games

NY Mets +157 at Colorado -162, Total 9.5 - Chris Schwinden(0-0) | Drew Pomeranz(0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets

Washington +190 at LA Dodgers -200, Total 6 - Ross Detwiler(2-0) | Clayton Kershaw(1-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games when playing Washington

San Diego at San Francisco - Cory Luebke(2-1) | Eric Hacker(0-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 12 of San Diego's last 17 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Diego

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