Sports Betting Picks

Detroit Tigers at Miami Marlins Betting Preview

Detroit Tigers at Miami Marlins Betting Preview

In the final game of a three-game series, the Detroit Tigers are at the Miami Marlins on Sunday. The two teams have split the first two games of the series. Miami won on Friday, and then the Tigers came back with a win on Sunday. The Tigers, with the win, are now 47-58 on the season, third in the American League Central. For Miami, they are fighting for a National League Wildcard spot. The Marlins have fallen to 56-49 on the season.

The Miami Marlins come into this game as the favorite. The Marlins are listed at -175 over the Tigers. Detroit, as the underdog, is listed at +150. The total for this game between these two teams is listed at 7.

Tigers Seeking Second Straight

Detroit snapped their four-game losing streak with the win. The Tigers were swept by the Angels, giving up 8 runs per game in the series. Then, the Tigers allowed 6 in the loss on Friday. Overall, the Tigers team ERA is 22nd in all of Major League Baseball, at 4.51.

The Tigers got the party started in the win on Saturday with a three-run home run from Akil Baddoo. It was just his fifth home run of the season. Miguel Cabrera, who is 40 years old, has taken just 140 at-bats for Detroit this season and has just a single home run and 15 runs batted in. Cabrera doubled in the win on Saturday. Detroit is the 28th-best offense in baseball. As a team, the Tigers are hitting .231.

Tarik Skubal is projected to get the start for the Detroit Tigers. Skubal was hurt for most of the first part of the season. He has thrown 17 innings and struck out 23 batters. Skubal is 1-1 with a 3.71 earned run average on the season. In his last start, Skubal went five strong innings against the Giants without allowing a run.

Luzardo Goes for Miami on Sunday

For the Miami Marlins, they will counter with Jesus Luzardo. Luzardo has been solid this season, throwing 120.1 innings on the season. In those innings, he has struck out 144 batters and walked just 31. Luzardo sits with an 8-5 record and an ERA of 3.22. His last start was his 20th of the season, and it came at home against Colorado. In that game, he went 7 innings and allowed just four hits and a single run.

The Marlins won Friday night’s game with a Jon Berti 8th-inning hit. Miami had won three out of four before Saturday’s loss. That came after a stretch of 8 straight losses. During the losing streak, the Marlins scored just a total of 25 runs. Miami still sits with the National League’s leading hitter, as Luis Arraez is hitting .382. Bryan De La Cruz is having a solid season for the Marlins as well, with a .271 batting average and a team-leading 57 runs batted in.

The Marlins will finish the month on Monday, starting a four-game series at Philadelphia. The Marlins will then travel to Texas to take on the Rangers for three and then Cincinnati for three. After that, the Marlins have the Yankees, Astros, Dodgers, and Padres, a stretch of all playoff-contending teams until August 23rd.

Miami Win Series at Home

You’ve got to think Luzardo is going to be ready to go in this one. A strong pitcher, a series finale, coming off a solid outing. The Tigers cannot hit, and the Marlins need the win. This has all the recipe for a big Marlins win. The Marlins are going to win this one easily, so taking Miami -1.5 at +145 is the way to go here.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *