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Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers will face off against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in a Wednesday showdown. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Detroit will be televising this interleague showdown.

Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies Odds

Las Vegas has Detroit (+185) as the underdog to Philadelphia (-200). You can play matchup’s total with current odds listed at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. This game currently has a runline of Tigers +1.5 (-120) and Phillies -1.5 (+100).

The Phillies are 16-13 straight up (SU) and 14-14 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 1.1 units for moneyline bettors while earning 0.8 units ATS. Philadelphia has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. On the other hand, the Tigers have gone 13-14 SU this year and are 14-12 ATS. In total, the club has accumulated 1.8 units for moneyline bettors over the early portions of the season, but have lost 0.8 units ATS. Detroit is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Philadelphia games have had an over/under record of 14-14 so far in 2019. The Tigers have an over/under record of 11-15.

Southpaw Daniel Norris is getting the nod for the visiting Tigers. Norris is 1-0 with a 3.93 ERA and 15 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Phillies this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Phillies are handing the ball to righty Aaron Nola (2-0, 5.68 ERA), who has 32 strikeouts and 13 walks as well as a 1.58 WHIP. Nola did not re a start against the Tigers in 2018.

Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.57 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 8.60 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.65, along with a K/9 of 9.00.

The Tigers offense has slashed .228/.306/.372 on its way to 3.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Detroit’s offense has been led by Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos. Cabrera is slashing .282/.359/.359 with 29 hits, 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored, while Castellanos has a .273 average with 27 hits, eight RBIs and 15 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Philadelphia’s pitchers have given up 4.6 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 4.27, a WHIP of 1.40 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.0. The bullpen has a 4.05 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

Philadelphia’s offense is putting up 5.0 runs per outing, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .205/.311/.404 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

First baseman Rhys Hoskins and second baseman Cesar Hernandez have led the Phillies’ offense so far. Hoskins is slashing .279/.414/.587 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs and 19 runs scored, and Hernandez’s line sits at .266/.331/.394 with 29 hits, nine RBIs and 14 runs scored.

The Tigers have gained 3.0 units and are 12-10 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in seven of those games, compared to 15 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Phillies have lost 3.6 units and are 2-4 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in two of those games, compared to four that went under the total.

Tigers vs. Phillies MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Phillies, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of Detroit’s last seven contests.
  • Detroit has recorded 23.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.2 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • The Tigers have a total OPS of .679 this season and an OPS of .667 against right-handed pitchers. The Phillies’ OPS sits at .759 overall and .760 against righties.