Tigers vs. Reds Prediction
The Detroit Tigers failed to get to the .500 mark on Tuesday in a loss to the Reds. Will they be able to bounce back on Wednesday afternoon at 12:35PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
12:35PM ET – Great American Ball Park
TV: FSD (Det); FSOH (Cin)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Reds are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +120 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 52 percent going on Detroit on the road. 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 win streak ends
The Tigers had their 5-game win streak come to an end on Tuesday night in a 9-5 loss to the Reds. Detroit is now 36-38 overall and 13-21 on the road. The Tigers are averaging 4.18 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.49 per contest on defense.
Michael Fulmer gets the start for the Tigers this afternoon. He is 3-5 through 14 starts this season. He carries a 4.13 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP. Over 80.2 innings of work, Fulmer has recorded 66 strikeouts and 28 walks.
Reds back to winning
The Reds had dropped back-to-back games to the Pirates this weekend, but has now won back-to-back games over the Pirates and Tigers with Tuesday’s victory. Cincinnati is now 27-45 overall and 12-23 at home. The Reds are putting up 4.24 runs per game on offense while giving up 5.18 per game on defense.
The Reds hand the ball to Tyler Mahle this afternoon. He is 5-6 on the season through his first 14 starts of the season. Mahle carries a 3.96 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP. Over 75.0 innings of work, Mahle has 68 strikeouts and 28 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are now 1-6 in their last seven interleague games and 1-7 in their last eight against NL Central opponents.
The Reds have won Mahle’s last four starts and four of his last five starts against a losing team. They are also 5-1 in their last six against AL Central opponents.
Fulmer hasn’t been a reliable starter for the Tigers this season and I think he could have some struggles on the road. Cincinnati was able to hit the Detroit pitching pretty well on Tuesday night and I like Mahle to continue his string of solid starts. He has allowed just two earned runs over his last 16.1 innings.
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds -130