To be exact the Reds were one of the most highly acclaimed teams in the offseason. Cincinnati showed enough 2019 improvement to already merit respect. But the successful Hot Stove League performance made them a trendy pennant pick. Cincinnati stumbled out of the gate for 2020 betting on MLB games.
This has led some gamblers to sneer that the Reds were a public reach. Meanwhile, expectations could not be lower for the Tigers. Which means a 2-2 start was seen as cause for celebration. Detroit is in the beginning stages of a massive rebuild.
Cincinnati Reds at Detroit Tigers
|Date and Time:||Saturday, August 1, 2020, 6:10 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan|
|Reds vs. Tigers TV Coverage:||FS1|
|Reds vs. Tigers SBG Odds:||Click Here|
Cincinnati Reds at Detroit Tigers SBG Odds Analysis
Up against the Tigers is the public sportsbook perception of their utter impotence. Cincinnati is still rated as a coming contender. Detroit remains one of the hardest sells in the game. As a result, oddsmakers often sweeten the pot to draw betting action their way.
Cincinnati Reds Team Overview
Cincinnati dropped three of their first four games in 2020. Bullpen issues were a major culprit. To show the Reds ranked 22nd for bullpen earned run average.
SP Wade Miley 0-1 27.00 ERA, 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 HR, 2 BB, 3 SO, .444 AVG, 3.60 WHIP,
Closer Raisel Iglesias 0-1 18.00 ERA, 0 SV, 0 SVOPP, 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO, .500 AVG, 3.00 WHIP, 1B Joey Votto .389 AVG, .450 OBP, .722 SLG, 1.172 OPS, 5 R. 0 2B, 0 3B,
2 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB
Detroit Tigers Team Overview
Detroit split their first four games. Last week they took two out of three at Cincinnati. Of great concern is a pitching staff ranked 28th for earned run average.
SP Michael Fulmer 0-0 13.50 ERA, 2.2 IP, 5 H, 3 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO, .385 AVG, 2.25 WHIP, Closer Joe Jimenez 0-0 4.50 ERA, 2 SV, 2 SVOPP, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO, .286 AVG, 1.50 WHIP, CF JaCoby Jones .357 AVG, .357 OBP, .786 SLG, 1.143 OPS, 3 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB
Cincinnati Reds at Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Reds are:
- 7-3 in their last 10 away games
- 3-8-1 under the total on the road
- 3-7 in their last 11 games at Comerica Park
- 5-2 over the total in road games with the Tigers
- 3-10 at American League teams
- 2-8-1 under the total at the American League
The Tigers are:
- 6-14 in their last 20 home games vs. the National League
- 3-9-1 under the total when hosting National League teams
- 5-15 in their last 20 games at Comerica Park
- 3-6-2 under the total at home
- 11-9 against the Reds
- 8-6 over the total head to head with Cincinnati
Cincinnati Reds at Detroit Tigers Free Pick
In this situation, the Reds will be a massive Betting on MLB games favorite. Detroit’s horrible pitching is difficult to believe in. In view of these facts, the Cincinnati run line makes the most sense. Starting with a capable lineup against Detroit’s weak staff is the logic.
Reds at Tigers SBG Best Bet: Cincinnati Reds Run Line