Reds vs. Tigers Prediction
Can the Detroit Tigers pick up back-to-back wins when they play host to the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
1:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: FSDT (Det); FSOH (Cin)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are the favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -110 to win, while the Reds are listed with a money line of +100 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 71 percent going on Cincinnati 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.
Reds end win streak
The Reds saw their 3-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to the Tigers. Cincinnati is now 48-59 overall and 22-28 on the road. The Reds are putting up 4.69 runs per game this season while allowing 5.12 per contest.
Sal Romano gets the start for the Reds this afternoon. He is making his 21st start of the year and he comes in with a 6-8 record and a 5.04 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. Romano has pitched a total of 110.2 innings and has 79 strikeouts with 42 walks.
Tigers win opener
The Tigers continued their alternating trends for a 11th straight game on Tuesday with the 2-1 win over the Reds. They have not won or lost back-to-back games in over a week. Detroit is now 46-62 overall with a 28-27 record at home. The Tigers are putting up 3.88 runs per game this year while giving up 4.64 per contest.
Mike Fiers will get the start for the Tigers this afternoon. There was some buzz about him possibly being dealt on Tuesday, but he ultimately remained with Detroit. Fiers is 7-6 on the season with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Fiers has pitched a total of 117.0 innings and has 86 strikeouts with 26 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds are 9-3 in their last 12 interleague games and 9-3 in their last 12 against the AL Central. They have also won six of Romano’s last seven starts.
The Tigers have won eight of Fiers’ last 10 starts at home and his last five starts against a team with a losing record.
Trading Adam Duvall obviously will hurt the Reds’ hitting and it showed on Tuesday night. Now they have to face Fiers, who has been arguably Detroit’s top arm this year. He has held four of his last six opponents to one run or less and his worst outings in that span have been giving up three runs. I think Fiers will be able to silence the Cincy lineup and lead Detroit to back-to-back wins for the first time in a while.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers -110