The Dodgers (93-57, 50-26 home) host the Tigers (70-81, 38-38 away) in game three of this interleague series. Getting the start for the Dodgers is Bobby Miller while the Tigers are turning to Reese Olson. Read on to get my best bet for this Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Detroit Tigers matchup.
DETROIT TIGERS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Dodger Stadium at 10:10 ET on Wednesday, September 20th.
WHY BET THE DETROIT TIGERS:
- In their last three games, the Tigers have gone 2-1 vs. the runline.
- Over their last ten games on the road, Detroit is 6-4 against the runline.
- Opponents are hitting just .126 against Reese Olson in his last three starts.
DETROIT TIGERS LOOKING FOR UPSET AS ROAD UNDERDOGS
Detroit comes into the game with an above .500 series record on the road at 12-9. Currently, the Tigers are 3rd in the AL Central with an overall record of 70-81. Against the runline, they are 80-71 and have an over/under mark of 72-74. On the road, Detroit has a runline record of 43-33.
Reese Olson will take the mound for the Tigers with an overall record of 4-7. He has made 19 appearances this season, and his ERA is currently at 4.30. His K/9 rate is 8.9, and his FIP is 4.09 with an OBP of .275.
Detroit is hopeful that Reese Olson can lead them to another victory, as they emerged victorious the last time he took the mound. He allowed just two hits and one earned run over six innings in their 8-2 triumph over the Reds.
As a team, Detroit has scuffled at the plate over their last ten games, with a combined batting average of just .222. Compared to other teams, this is just 23rd in that span. When looking at the team’s power numbers, they have a season-long slugging percentage of .378% while going deep a total of 155 times (19th). Overall, the Tigers are 28th in the MLB at 4 runs per contest.
The Tigers’ offensive leader, Spencer Torkelson, has compiled a .233 batting average this season. His slugging percentage stands at .448 and on-base percentage at .315 heading into the game.
WILL THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
This season, the Dodgers have played a total of 49 series and are above .500 at 31-16-2. On the road, Los Angeles is 43-31 and 50-26 at home. Their overall record of 93-57 has the Dodgers sitting 1st in the NL West.
Today marks Bobby Miller’s twentieth outing of the 2023 season, and his record stands at 10-3. His ERA is 4.03 with an OBP allowed of .279, and he has struck out 99 batters with a WHIP of 1.16. On the road, Miller’s ERA is 3.23 compared to 5.18 when pitching at home.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping Bobby Miller can lead them to another victory, as they triumphed over the Seattle Mariners 6-3 the last time he took the mound. Miller completed 5 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits.
Having gone deep 16 times in their last ten games, the Dodgers are 3rd in that span. At 5.7 runs per game, Los Angeles is 2nd in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .258 while hitting a total of 236 home runs (2nd).
J.D. Martinez has been a key contributor to the Los Angeles offense this season, boasting a .270 batting average and .566 slugging percentage. In the team’s last ten games, he has been especially impressive, leading the way with hits and posting an impressive .410 batting average.