A top contender in both the American League Central and the AL as a whole for the past decade, the Tigers won four division titles and made five postseason appearances, including two trips to the World Series, between 2006-14. But they never completed the journey and Detroit's last World Series win was in 1984. With an aging roster, there was strong speculation that the Tigers would begin a massive sell off some of their high-priced veteran talent in the winter but it never happened.
Instead the core of the team was kept intact. Will the Tigers make one last run at glory, or will there be a fire sale prior to the MLB trade deadline?
Best Detroit Tigers Betting Lines
For information pertaining to Detroit's upcoming matchup, please refer to the tool below which will give you the run-down on what to expect in terms of favorites and betting lines.
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Detroit Tigers Regular Season Schedule
To get an overview of who the Tigers are playing this season and who they have played during the year, check out the schedule breakout box below.
With top starting pitchers such as Justin Verlander, Michael Fulmer and Jordan Zimmermann, the Tigers are always in with a chance to win on any given day.
Detroit Tigers Regular Season Standings
Similar to the regular season schedule tool above, the standings overview will give you a broad idea of where the Tigers stand in the AL.
This function will give you an almost immediate idea of where Detroit ranks in relation to the other teams and if you should wager on them at a particular time.
|2||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||106||56||886||613||0.654|
|3||New York Yankees||162||103||59||943||739||0.636|
|7||Tampa Bay Rays||162||96||66||769||656||0.593|
|10||St. Louis Cardinals||162||91||71||764||662||0.562|
|12||New York Mets||162||86||76||791||737||0.531|
|15||Boston Red Sox||162||84||78||901||828||0.519|
|18||San Francisco Giants||162||77||85||678||773||0.475|
|20||Chicago White Sox||161||72||89||708||832||0.447|
|21||Los Angeles Angels||162||72||90||769||868||0.444|
|23||San Diego Padres||162||70||92||682||789||0.432|
|26||Toronto Blue Jays||162||67||95||726||828||0.414|
|27||Kansas City Royals||162||59||103||691||869||0.364|
Detroit Tigers betting tips
There was strong sentiment - especially from his fiancee, actress Kate Upton - that Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander was robbed and should have won the 2016 AL Cy Young Award.
Winner of the AL MVP and Cy Young in 2011, Verlander looked to be regressing but bounced back strongly in 2016, winning 16 games and leading the AL with 254 strikeouts.
Cabrera Key To Tigers' Season
Another veteran campaigner will determine whether the Tigers can contend in the AL Central and that's slugging first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
The four-time AL batting champ and 2012 AL Triple Crown winner enjoyed a stellar 2016 season, clouting 38 homers, driving in 108 runs and batting .316, his eighth successive season hitting over .300.
As long as Cabrera is tattooing the baseball, he makes everyone around him in the batting order that much better.
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