Verlander a light of former years
Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers
Erstwhile superstar Justin Verlander, symptoms tonights starting pitcher for the division leading Detroit Tigers is going through the biggest slump of his previously stellar career. Truly horrible numbers on his last 3 starts and no sign of an improvement – indeed quite the contrary – in his last outing against the White Sox.
Kansas City by contrast are on a roll winning their last 7 and have the competent Jason Vargas opening for them. He is some 3 points better on ERA over the last 3 starts and and overall 0.3 WHIP better than Verlander.
Thus, this game looks to be a clear case of mispricing based on reputation in that the 5/4 (various) against the Royals is standout value for a game for which they should be favourites on all published form.