Miami Marlins at Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Tips 5/21/2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Caleb Smith vs. Spencer Turnbull
Comerica Park is the site where Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers (18-26, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Miami Marlins (13-31, 5th in NL East) on Tuesday. The Marlins open this matchup at -101 while the Tigers are priced at -109. The O/U is set at 8.
The Marlins have been strong for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 13-31-0 SU. Detroit covers 40.9% of the time, going 18-26-0 straight up. The Tigers have been strong for wagerers as a favorite, going 7-2-0 SU. The Marlins are covering 29.5% of the time as an underdog, having gone 13-31-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been an excellent Under play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 18-25-1.
Miami covers 22.2% of the time as a visitor, having gone 4-14-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit covers 39.1% of the time at Comerica Park, going 9-14-0 SU.
The Tigers have been an excellent Under play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 19-25-0.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/19/19 2B Jon Berti Oblique is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit Tigers
05/19/19 C Jorge Alfaro Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit Tigers
05/12/19 LF Peter O'Brien Ribs 10-day IL (05/11)
05/08/19 P Drew Steckenrider Elbow 60-day IL (05/07)
03/28/19 P Riley Ferrell Biceps 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/13/19 P Tyson Ross Elbow 10-day IL (05/13)
05/09/19 SS Jordy Mercer Quad 10-day IL (05/09)
05/01/19 P Matt Moore Knee 60-day IL (04/30); is out for season
04/26/19 P Jordan Zimmermann Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
03/28/19 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 13-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Caleb Smith has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.92 this season. He has 64 strikeouts over his 48 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 159 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 359 base hits and 198 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 386. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team Miami is hitting .219, good for 29th in the league. The Marlins hold a .312 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .225 with an on-base percentage of .269. He has 38 hits this season in 169 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .290 and an OPS+ of 58. Brian Anderson is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 163 at bats. His OPS+ is 75 while his slugging percentage is at .307. The Marlins have 317 hits, including 53 doubles and 27 home runs. Miami has walked 110 times so far this season and they have struck out 399 times as a unit. They have left 289 men on base and have a team OPS of .592. They score 2.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 118 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 18-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.40, Spencer Turnbull has a 2-3 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 48.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.67 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 141 batters and walked 79 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 409 base knocks and 223 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 160 hitters and struck out 357 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 28th in the league. The Tigers hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .361. He has 47 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 161 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .360 with an OPS+ of 95. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 43 hits in 169 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Tigers as a unit have 325 base hits, including 85 doubles and 36 homers. Detroit has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 430 occasions. They have had 295 men left on base and have an OPS of .654. They have scored 3.31 runs per game and totaled 149 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins -101
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