Detroit Tigers vs. Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

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The Detroit Tigers are set to take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The game gets underway 3:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Net Wisconsin is in line to broadcast this interleague matchup.

Detroit Tigers vs. Milwaukee Brewers Odds

The Tigers are 64-97 SU and have gone 82-78 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.2 units for moneyline bettors and 8.4 units ATS. The Brewers, on the other hand, are 94-67 SU and 83-77 ATS. The team has gained 20.5 units for moneyline bettors and 2.0 units ATS.

Milwaukee games have a 76-80-4 over/under record in 2018. The Tigers have been a good under bet with a total record of 70-82-8.

Spencer Turnbull will get the start for the visiting Tigers. The right-handed Turnbull (0-1, 5.73 ERA) has recorded eight strikeouts in 11 innings so far. He has yet to face the Brewers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Brewers are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Gio Gonzalez (9-11, 4.34 ERA), who’s got 146 punchouts and 79 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.46 WHIP. Gonzalez did not record a start against the Tigers in 2017.

Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.64 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.48 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.43, along with a WHIP of 1.32 and a K/9 of 7.92.

Tigers hitters have slashed .242/.303/.380 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Detroit’s offensive production has been sparked by outfielder Nicholas Castellanos and third baseman Jeimer Candelario. Castellanos is hitting .299/.355/.500 with 23 home runs, 89 RBIs and 88 runs scored. Candelario (.224/.317/.394) is up to 19 homers, 54 RBIs and 78 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Milwaukee’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have a 3.96 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.52 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 10.3 K/9.

The Milwaukee offense has put up 4.6 runs per contest, including 6.1 per game over its last 10 games and 6.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .277/.369/.509 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

Outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain have paced the Brewers’ hitters this year. Yelich is hitting .324/.400/.599 with 36 home runs, 109 RBIs, 116 runs and 21 stolen bases, while Cain’s line is .309/.397/.418 with 10 homers, 37 RBIs, 89 runs and 30 stolen bases.

Detroit Tigers at Milwaukee Brewers Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • Detroit has recorded six extra-base hits over its last five contests. Milwaukee has 18 XBH over its last five.
  • The Tigers have lost five of their last six games SU while the Brewers have taken eight of their last nine.
  • Detroit fielders have 10 errors over the last 10 games, compared to five errors for Milwaukee over its last 10.
  • The Tigers have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Brewers have hit 19 over their last 10.