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The struggling Detroit Tigers will look to avoid dropping their ninth straight game as they play host to the Miami Marlins at Comerica Park. This interleague showdown will get going at 1:10 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports Detroit.

Miami Marlins at Detroit Tigers Odds

Miami (+135) is entering this game as the underdog against Detroit (-145) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total currently sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. You can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds coming in at Marlins +1.5 runs (-160) and Tigers -1.5 runs (+140).

The Marlins have gone 15-31 SU this year and are 19-26 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.8 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going and 12.9 units ATS. Miami’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 18-28 SU and 19-26 ATS. The team’s lost 3.5 units for moneyline bettors and 10.0 units ATS. Detroit hasn’t covered the spread in any of its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Tigers games have an over/under record of 20-24-1 so far in 2019. Marlins games have gone under 25 times, gone over 19 times and pushed on one occasion.

Right-hander Trevor Richards is projected to start for the visiting Marlins. Richards (1-5, 4.44 ERA) has recorded 44 strikeouts in 48.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Tigers are countering with Matthew Boyd (4-4, 3.41 ERA). Boyd has 73 strikeouts and 13 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.01. Boyd did not record a start against the Marlins in 2018.

As a unit, Detroit’s pitchers have given up 5.3 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 4.56, a WHIP of 1.32 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 5.68 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 8.0 K/9.

The Detroit hitters have produced 3.3 runs per outing, including 2.7 per game over its last 10 games and 2.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .185/.230/.274 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos have led the Tigers’ offense so far. Cabrera is slashing .292/.362/.357 with 49 hits, 18 RBIs and 13 runs scored, while Castellanos is hitting .253 with four homers, 13 RBIs and 29 runs.

For the visiting squad, Miami’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.06 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.23 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.03, along with a K-per-9 of 10.24.

Marlins hitters have slashed .222/.285/.320 on their way to 2.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 2.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (5-0 SU).

Third baseman Brian Anderson and second baseman Starlin Castro have led Miami’s offense. Anderson is slashing .234/.311/.351 with four home runs, 16 RBIs and nine runs scored, while Castro (.226/.272/.288) is up to three homers, 12 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

The Marlins have lost 2.5 units and are 5-5 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in six of those games, as opposed to four that’ve hit the under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Tigers have lost 2.9 units and are 15-22 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 13 of those games, as opposed to 23 which went under the total.

Marlins vs. Tigers MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in just two of Detroit’s last seven games.
  • Each team has swatted seven home runs over its last 10 games.
  • The Marlins have a total OPS of .605 this season and an OPS of .612 against left-handed pitchers. The Tigers’ OPS sits at .649 overall and .747 against southpaws.
  • Detroit has recorded 14.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 15.0 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have dropped nine of their last 10 games SU.