Public opinion: Bettors not afraid of Verlander’s price tag

Jul 3, 2012 |

Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers (-244, N/A)

Justin Verlander went through a rough patch a few weeks ago, losing three straight starts. Since then he’s mostly been back to his usual routine by leading Detroit to four wins in his last five trips to the mound. However, he did serve up three homers in a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay last week as a -123 favorite. Still, Minnesota’s Brian Duensing isn’t exactly the most imposing starter in the bigs and it looks like early bettors aren’t afraid of the big price tag.

Consensus: Tigers, 69 percent

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