Phillies vs. Tigers Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies prevailed in 15 innings last night in an interleague series opener at the Detroit Tigers. Will Philadelphia have an easier time of it when the quick two-game set concludes this afternoon?
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Comerica Park at 1:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Phillies are a -152 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Tigers are a +142 underdog, while the total is set at 10.5 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 85 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Hoskins drives in go-ahead run in 15th
An RBI single by Rhys Hoskins in the top of the 15th inning Tuesday night propelled Philadelphia to a 3-2 victory at Detroit. Hoskins finished the game 2-for-5 with the double, two walks and the RBI. Maikel Franco finished 2-for-4 with a double and two walks. Roman Quinn went 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Jose Alvarez earned the win in relief as he allowed one hit with two strikeouts and one walk over two scoreless innings. Vince Velasquez starts today for the Phillies as he enters with a 2-5 record, 4.70 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 70 strikeouts over 61 innings pitched.
Tigers fall in 15
Detroit lost by a score of 3-2 in 15 innings at home Tuesday night versus Philadelphia to drop to 30-66 overall and 13-35 at home. Daniel Stumpf took the loss in relief as he gave up one earned run on two hits with no strikeouts or walks over one inning of work. Nicholas Castellanos helped lead the Tigers offense as he finished 2-for-6 with an RBI. Harold Castro went 1-for-7 with two runs scored. Niko Goodrum was 1-for-5 and drew a walk. Jordan Zimmermann gets the start today as he comes in with an 0-7 record, 7.51 ERA and 1.69 WHIP with 40 strikeouts over 56 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 9-3 in their last 12 games versus the AL Central. Philadelphia is 1-5 in its last six Wednesday games.
The Tigers are 7-19 in the last 26 Zimmermann starts. Detroit is 1-9 in its last 10 interleague home games.
Friends don't let friends bet on Jordan Zimmermann. Both bullpens will be fatigued here and I'd expect Velasquez to last longer considering he's going up against a much weaker offense. Zimmermann has been dreadful lately and the Philly offense is due for a bust out game. There's a good chance it happens here. I'll jump on almost any line like this against Detroit considering it is only 4-29 in its last 33 home games.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -152