- PointsBet has a special promotional offer for bettors in Michigan this July
- It includes a deposit bonus and entry into a sweepstakes for a MillerCoors/Detroit Tigers prize pack
- See below for full details on the promo
Sports bettors in Michigan, take notice. PointsBet has a special offer running for the month of July. Sign-up any time from July 1st to July 31st and you will receive a 100% deposit bonus up to $300; plus, by using promo code SBDMT (or placing a cash bet during July), you will be entered into the grand-prize sweepstakes for a MillerCoors/Detroit Tigers prize pack.
There is no stipulation that customers must bet on any specific team or game to earn entry into the sweepstakes. But people generally like betting on their home teams, so here are some of the best (and worst) ways to bet on your Tigers this summer.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
|Return on Investment||6.12%||0.68%||+12.62%|
Data in the table above is from SBD Sharp, which tracks league-wide and team-specific betting trends for MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL.
The Tigers are not, strictly speaking, a “good team”. They’re nine games under .500 and have the third-worst run differential in the American League (-69). But they have been better than expectations, a fact evidenced by the ROI on their moneyline.
If you had bet $100 on Detroit’s moneyline in every game this season, you would be up $496 for the year, despite losing 55.6% of those wagers.
Their runline record (43-38) is, on the surface, far better than their moneyline record. But since you have to lay shorter odds to bet on Detroit +1.5, the ROI is actually much lower. A $100 wager on their runline in all 81 games would only have returned $55.
The most lucrative way to bet the Tigers this season has been the under. Detroit has gone under in 43 of its 81 games and pushed in another three. Their games have only gone over the run total 35 times.
Betting the under in every game has returned 12.62% on investment. Sticking with $100 wagers, bettors would be $1,022 in the black this season if they had bet the under in all 81 Detroit games.
Their starting pitching has been the biggest catalyst for that trend. Matthew Boyd, derided by this author as the worst starting pitcher in Major League Baseball at the start of the year, has a highly respectable 3.44 ERA in 13 starts. Young casey mize is showing some of the potential that made him the #1-overall pick in 2018, with a 3.46 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 15 starts. Meanwhile, Spencer Turnbull has a team-best 2.88 ERA in nine starts to go along with a sparkling 0.98 WHIP.
The other major catalyst for the under trend is the abysmal offense, which is literally the worst in the AL (324 runs scored). But we don’t have to focus on that here.
A serious opportunity to bet the under will be coming up in about a week when Mize and the Tigers travel to Arlington to face Kyle Gibson and the Texas Rangers (Wednesday, July 7th).
- four tickets to a Detroit Tigers home game
- four Miller Lite sweatshirts
- four Miller Lite baseball hats
- one signed Detroit Tigers baseball (autographer to be determined)
- one Detroit Tigers t-shirt
Sweepstakes Terms, Conditions, and Rules
To following terms and conditions apply:
- entrants must be a legal resident of the state of Michigan
- entrants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of entry
- limit one entry per person