The Reds (74-71, 38-32 away) travel to take on the Tigers (66-77, 31-41 home) in game one of this interleague matchup. Brandon Williamson is getting the start for the Reds while Joey Wentz is starting for the Tigers. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Cincinnati Reds vs. Detroit Tigers showdown at Comerica Park.
CINCINNATI REDS VS DETROIT TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds -124
This game will be played at Comerica Park at 6:40 ET on Tuesday, September 12th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI REDS:
- Looking at the Reds’ last ten games as the underdog, they are just 3-7.
- As the favorite on the road, the Reds’ win streak currently stands at five games.
- The Reds have gone 0-2 in Joey Wentz’s last two starts.
CAN THE CINCINNATI REDS PULL OUT A WIN AS ROAD FAVORITES?
Heading into today’s game, the Reds are 3rd in the NL Central with an overall record of 74-71. When looking at their performance in their 45 series, Cincinnati is 20-19-6. Against below .500 teams, the Reds are 32-32 while going 38-32 on the road and 36-39 at home.
The Reds will turn to starter Brandon Williamson, who boasts an overall record of 4-4. In 19 appearances this season, he has posted an ERA of 4.20 and a K/9 rate of 7.94. His FIP stands at 4.51, while his OBP is .294.
Brandon Williamson was dealt the loss in his most recent start against the Giants, surrendering five runs over six innings of work. The 6-1 defeat marked a disappointing outing for the right-hander, who has been otherwise impressive in 2023.
Across their last five games, the Reds’ offense is 5th in batting average, leading to an average of 5 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 11th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .741 on 169 (15th). On average, they have struckout 9 times per game compard to 3.4 walks.
The Cincinnati Reds have seen Spencer Steer shine offensively over their last ten games, as he leads the team with two home runs. His season-long total of 20 long balls puts him at the top of the leaderboard, and his overall batting average of .269 is a testament to his consistent production at the plate.
WILL THE DETROIT TIGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Through 143 games, the Tigers have a record of 66-77. This mark includes going 18-24-5 across their 47 series. Currently, Detroit is 3rd in the AL Central and have a 31-41 record at home while going 35-36 on the road. So far, the Tigers have gone 30-48 against teams with above .500 records.
Joey Wentz is off to a rough start in 2023, with an overall record of 2-11 and an ERA of 6.65. On the road, he has gone 2-7 with an ERA of 7.36, while at home his record is 0-4 and ERA is 9.41. His WHIP stands at 1.64, and opponents are hitting .282 against him with a slugging percentage of .508.
Joey Wentz seeks to rebound from a brief appearance against the Yankees. The Tigers fell 5-1, with Wentz allowing one run in 1 1/3 innings of action.
So far this season, the Tigers’ has gone deep 143 times, placing them 22nd in the league. Over Detroit’s previous five games, they are 19th in runs scored, with their season average of 3.9 runs per game putting them 29th in the league. The Tigers’ overall team batting average stands at .235 along with an OBP of .302.
Over the Tigers’ past five contests, Spencer Torkelson has been a force to be reckoned with, leading the team in home runs with two. The slugger has hit 27 long balls this season and is batting .234.