The Detroit Tigers will square off against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Ohio will broadcast this interleague matchup.
Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Detroit (+105) as the underdog to Cincinnati (-115). Gamblers can wager on the games total with odds posted at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the odds coming in at Tigers +1.5 runs (-200) and Reds -1.5 runs (+170).
The Reds are 38-33 against the spread (ATS), but just 27-45 straight up (SU). They’ve lost 13.6 units for moneyline bettors and 6.3 units (ATS). On the other hand, the Tigers are 36-38 SU and have gone 42-31 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 10.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.1 units ATS.
Cincinnati games have a 33-36-2 over/under record so far in 2018. Detroit has been a decent under bet with a total record of 30-41-2.
The right-handed Michael Fulmer will get the start for the visiting Tigers. Fulmer is 3-5 with a 4.13 ERA and 66 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Reds this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Reds are turning to righty Tyler Mahle (5-6, 3.96 ERA), who has 68 strikeouts and 28 walks as well as a 1.37 WHIP. Mahle did not record a start against the Tigers in 2017.
Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.25 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.06 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.32, along with a WHIP of 1.26 and a K-per-9 of 8.36.
Tigers hitters have slashed .252/.314/.400 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this year, including 3.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).
Detroit’s offensive production has been powered by right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias. Castellanos is slashing .307/.350/.497 with nine home runs, 41 RBIs and 36 runs scored, while Iglesias (.265/.312/.392) has produced two homers, 27 RBIs, 26 runs and 12 steals.
For the home team, Cincinnati’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game overall this season. The teams starters have an ERA of 5.43, a WHIP of 1.49 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 4.16 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.
The Cincinnati hitters have put up 4.3 runs per outing, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over their last five. The teams hit .272/.342/.439 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.
The Reds hitters have been led by second baseman Scooter Gennett and first baseman Joey Votto. Gennett is hitting .337/.373/.534 with 12 home runs, 48 RBIs and 36 runs scored, and Votto’s line is .302/.428/.455 with seven homers, 36 RBIs and 36 runs.
Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Reds, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – UNDER
- Detroit has logged 11 extra-base hits over its last five games. Cincinnati has 16 XBH over its last five.
- Detroit has posted 20.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.8 over its last five.
- The Tigers have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.