New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers[1:05 PM ET]
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YANKEES: (-125, O/U 9.5) New York is in familiar grounds, as they are in 1st place in the American League East. The Yankees are 17-10 for +3.16 units this season. New York currently has a 2 game lead over Tampa Bay. New York has held 9 of their past 10 opponents to 4 runs or fewer. The Yankees have hit an MLB high 46 home runs this season, 10 more than the next closest team. Pitcher A.J. Burnett is 4-1 this season with an ERA of 3.93 and a WHIP of 1.28. The Yankees are 4-1 in Burnett's last 5 starts played on grass. New York is 13-4 in Burnett's last 17 starts against the American League Central. The Yankees are 9-20 in Burnett's last 29 starts. New York is 3-8 in Burnett's last 11 starts with 4 days of rest. The Yankees are 1-7 in Burnett's last 8 road starts. The Yankees are 13-3 in their last 16 Thursday games. New York is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a right-handed starter. The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 games against a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. New York is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. The Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 games played on grass. New York is 57-23 in their last 80 games against the American League Central. The Yankees are 20-9 in their last 29 during game 4 of a series. New York is 48-23 in their last 71 games against a team with a losing record.

Projected Score: 4

Yankees are 4-1 last 5 road games.

Over is 4-0 last 4 games during game 4 of a series.

RP Luis Ayala (shoulder) is out.

TIGERS: Detroit is underachieving, mostly due to their recent 7 game losing streak. The Tigers are 13-17 for -5.54 units this season. The Tigers are just .500 at home this year, 7-7 SU. Detroit has been held to 4 runs or fewer in 8 of their last 9 games. Pitcher Rick Porcello is 1-2 this season with an ERA of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.45. The Tigers are 5-1 in Porcello's last 6 home starts. Detroit is 5-1 in Porcello's last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Tigers are 1-5 in Porcello's last 6 starts against the American League East. The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 games during game 4 of a series. Detroit is 35-17 in their last 52 home games against a team with a winning road record. The Tigers are 2-5 in their last 7 home games against a right-handed starter. Detroit is 1-7 in their last 8 games overall. The Tigers are 1-7 in their last 8 games played on grass.

Projected Score: 5 (SIDE of the Day)

Tigers are 10-23 last 33 games against the American League East.

Over is 8-1 last 9 Thursday games.

2B Carlos Guillen (knee) is out.
Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies[7:05 PM ET]
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NATIONALS: The Nationals are hovering right around .500, a strong achievement considering the health of so many of their key personnel heading into the season. Washington is 14-15 overall for +2.35 units this season. The Nationals have been the listed underdog in 27 of their 29 games this year. Tonight will be the 1st time this season the Nationals are a favorite of +200 or more. Washington is batting just .225 this season, 2nd worst in MLB. Lefty John Lannan will make the road start tonight, as he's 2-3 with an ERA of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.50 this year. Washington is 4-0 in Lannan's last 4 road starts against a team with a winning record. The Nationals are 6-1 in Lannan's last 7 road starts.  Washington is 7-2 in Lannan's last 9 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. The Nationals are 5-2 in Lannan's last 7 Thursday starts. The Nationals are 29-65 in their last 94 games against a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. Washington is 24-54 in their last 78 road games. The Nationals are 49-113 in their last 162 road games against a right-handed starter.

Projected Score: 1

Nationals are 1-5 last 6 games against the National League East.

Over is 7-1 last 8 road games against a right-handed starter.

3B Ryan Zimmerman (abdominal) is out.

PHILLIES: (-250, O/U 7) Philadelphia has the 2nd best record in all of baseball. The Phillies are 19-9 for +5.79 units this season. Philadelphia is 10-5 at home this season, with 5 of those contests coming as a home favorite of -200 or more. The Phillies are 4-1 this season as a home favorite of -200 or more. Philadelphia has a team ERA of 3.00, 2nd best in baseball. Pitcher Roy Halladay is a big reason for the Phillies success this season, as he's 4-1 with an ERA of 2.14 and a WHIP of 0.99. The Phillies are 5-0 in Halladay's last 5 starts against a team with a losing record. The Phillies are 4-0 in Halladay's last 4 starts with 4 days of rest. Philadelphia is 17-1 in Halladay's last 18 starts against the National League East. The Phillies are 8-2 in Halladay's last 10 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. Philadelphia is 4-1 in Halladay's last 5 starts during game 3 of a series. The Phillies are 12-3 in Halladay's last 15 home starts. The Phillies are 21-6 in Halladay's last 27 starts. The Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 Thursday games. Philadelphia is 4-1 in their last 5 home games against a left-handed starter. The Phillies are 39-14 in their last 53 games against the National League East. Philadelphia is 40-15 in their last 55 games against a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. The Phillies are 51-21 in their last 72 games overall. Philadelphia is 51-21 in their last 72 games played on grass. The Phillies are 44-19 in their last 63 home games. Philadelphia is 36-16 in their last 52 games during game 3 of a series.

Projected Score: 4 (UNDER-Total of the Day)

Phillies are 25-9 last 34 games against a left-handed starter.

Under is 7-1 last 8 games against the National League East.

2B Chase Utley (knee) is out.