Marlins at Tigers 5/23/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Miami Marlins vs. Detroit Tigers
MLB: 1:10 PM EST
May. 23, 2019
Latest Odds : DET -145 O/U 8.5
The Miami Marlins conclude a three-game interleague series on the road Thursday with the Detroit Tigers. Miami won its fourth straight on Tuesday by defeating the Tigers in the series opener 5-4. Although the Marlins squandered a lead, Miami recovered in the 11th inning with a tiebreaking double by Chad Wallach and went on to win.
Detroit rallied in the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings by scoring a pair of unearned runs off Sergio Romo the Marlins closer. Included in the Tigers rally was an error, two reversals by replay and the ejection of Detroit manager Ron Gardenshire. Joe Jimenez suffered the loss to fall to 2-2 after allowing the double by Wallach. Detroit has lost seven straight.
Miguel Rojas leads Miami with a .236 batting average. Jorge Alfaro leads the Marlins in home runs with six, while Brian Anderson leads in RBIs with 14. Miami has a batting average of .220 while opposing hitters are averaging .241. On Thursday, the Marlins will send Trevor Richards to the mound. The right-hander is 1-5 with an ERA of 4.44, 44 Ks and 26 BBs.
Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with a .297 batting average and in hits with 49. Ronny Rodriguez is the team leader in home runs with six while Cabrera leads in RBIs with 18. Detroit is averaging .217 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .264. On Thursday, the Tigers will send Matthew Boyd to the mound. The lefthander is 4-4 with an ERA of 3.41, 73 Ks and 13 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Detroit is 0-7 in its last 7
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Tigers last 5 interleague games versus a right-handed starter
Miami is 5-16 in Richards last 21 starts
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Marlins last 7
Free Betting Pick: Detroit Tigers -145
The Tigers are mired in a seven-game losing streak but Matthew Boyd has pitched well for the Tigers at 4-4 with an ERA of 3.41. The Tigers have won 14 of Boyd’s last 19 starts at home, 5 of the lefthander’s last 6 starts on Thursday and 6 of the southpaw’s last 7 starts at home versus an opponent with a losing record. Final Score Prediction, Detroit Tigers win 5-4.