Tigers vs. Phillies Prediction
Will the Philadelphia Phillies have any trouble at home when they host the Detroit Tigers for interleague play tonight at 7:05PM ET?
971 Detroit Tigers at 972 Philadelphia Phillies
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
7:05PM ET – Citizens Bank Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Phillies are the clear favorite tonight, as they are getting odds of -190 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +155 to win, while the over/under total hasn’t been set. The public betting for the contest currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tigers hit skid
The Detroit Tigers were surpassing expectations for a while, but they have since lost four straight games. That included two losses at Chicago this weekend. The Tigers are now 12-14 on the season, 6-9 on the road and 15-11 with the under. Detroit has Tyson Ross on the mound tonight. He is 1-3 with a 4.03 ERA.
The Tigers are really struggled on offense this season, averaging just 3.5 runs per game while hitting only .229 as a team. Defensively, Detroit is giving up 4.1 runs per game while the team staff has a 1.30 WHIP. Already without Christian Stewart due to a quad injury, Josh Harrison is questionable to play today with a shoulder injury. Miguel Cabrera is leading the team this season with one home run and 10 RBI while hitting .283.
Phillies on win streak
Philadelphia is riding a three-game win streak coming into tonight, picking up three wins over the Marlins at home this weekend. Philly is now 16-12 on the season, 11-5 at home and 14-13 with the under. The Phillies have Vince Velasquez taking the mound tonight. He has a 1-0 record with a 1.99 ERA.
The Phillies are middle of the road on offense and defense this season. Philadelphia is averaging 5.18 runs per game while hitting .246 as a team. When it comes to pitching, the Phillies have a 4.23 ERA as a team with a 1.39 WHIP. Bryce Harper has six home runs and 20 RBI for his new team, but is hitting just .250. Rhys Hoskins is batting .277 with eight home runs and 23 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are just 19-44 in their last 63 road games and 2-7 in their last nine following a loss.
The Phillies have won six straight following an off day and 6-2 in their last eight interleague home games.
The Tigers just don’t have much offense to contend regularly and they face a solid pitching this evening. Philadelphia also has the better lineup and is at home. The Tigers have already been hit hard by the injury bug when it comes to their pitching staff and bullpen. While their pitching has actually be the strong point of the team, I don’t think that can hold up throughout the season.
MLB Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies -190