Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is off to a historic 12-0 start to the season, earning bettors 7.20 units in the process.
Scherzer is the first MLB pitcher to win 12 consecutive starts to begin the season since Roger Clemens in 1986. He picked up win No. 12 with a seven-inning, four-hit, three-run effort in a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday. Scherzer and the Tigers were priced as -133 road favorites.
Scherzer has made 16 starts with four no-decisions and Detroit was a moneyline favorite in all of those appearances. He has a 3.10 ERA and 131 strikeouts, helping the Tigers post an 8-8 over/under record in those trips to the mound.
On the season, Detroit is 43-35 atop the American League Central and has burned through -9.12 units heading into Saturday. The Tigers boast a 43-34-1 over/under count.