Max Scherzer was terrific all season, but he only split his two starts against Bartolo Colon and Oakland.
So after the Tigers lost three of his last five road starts, is Detroit a lock to win the ALDS opener Friday night? The Tigers are small road favorites on MLB betting lines posted by Bovada.
Matt Moore is small road underdog for Tampa Bay as they visit Boston. John Lester fires for the Red Sox in the other league championship opener.
In St. Louis, the Cardinals are favored again after winning Game 1 against the Pirates. Gerrit Cole faces Lance Lynn.
In the other Game 2, Zack Greinke is favored to push the Dodgers to a 2-0 series lead against the Braves. He is a small road chalk to beat Mike Minor.
Check out the current ALDS and NLDS lines, trends and matchup details.
Pittsburgh +121 at St. Louis -131, Total 7 - Gerrit Cole (10-7) | Lance Lynn (15-10) | Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay +121 at Boston -131, Total 7.5 - Matt Moore (17-4) | Jon Lester (15-8) | Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
LA Dodgers -109 at Atlanta +104, Total 6.5 - Zack Greinke (15-4) | Mike Minor (13-9) | Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Dodgers's last 13 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Detroit -120 at Oakland +110, Total 6.5 - Max Scherzer (21-3) | Bartolo Colon (18-6) | Matchup Report
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home