The Detroit Tigers and the Arizona D-Backs wrap their short MLB betting odds dalliance tonight. The Diamondbacks took the first of the two games 7-3.
Time: 9:40 PM
Venue: Chase Field
Sportsbook MLB betting odds for fans who bet on baseball:
Tigers +1½ (-165) 10½ (-110) +127
Diamondbacks -1½ (+145) 10½ (-110) -137
On the mound: Matthew Boyd (LHP, 2-2, 3.78 ERA) has thrown 14 2/3 innings across his last two starts, giving up six earned runs on 12 hits, walking five, and striking out nine batters. This will be Boyd’s seven start of the season and first in his career versus Arizona.
At bat: Only Justin Upston has had (two uneventful) plate appearances against the Diamondbacks’ starter.
Miscellanea: Second baseman Ian Kinsler has been sidelined for four games in a row as a result of a strained left hamstring, but manager Brad Ausmus hopes that Kinsler will be able to join the starting lineup tonight. Closer Justin Wilson ranks in the top 10 for highest average spin rate on four-seam fastballs. As of Tuesday, opponents were 1-for-28 against that pitch, missing on a league-high 48.4% of their swings against it.
Recent form: The Tigers have won four of their last six games on the road and five of their last six meetings with the D-Backs.
Trends for fans who bet on baseball: Detroit has not had too much trouble covering as of late, going 7-1 against the spread in the last eight overall games and 5-1 ATS in the last six road games. The MLB betting total has gone over in 80% of the Tigers’ last five games, and over in their last five on the road.
On the mound: Zack Godley (RHP, 0-0, 3.60 ERA) will make his second start since being called up from Triple A Reno to audition for Shelby Miller’s spot in the rotation (Miller has undergone season-ending TJS). In his first start, Godley surrendered two runs in five innings versus San Diego in late April and was duly shipped back to the minors. Until now that is, for his first career start versus Detroit. Manager Torey Lovull said he would like to give Godley more than one start in his time in the active roster, “but we’ll see how he does [on Wednesday] first.” For what’s worth, Godley has made two starts for Triple-A Reno, going 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA. He has a 2.25 ERA in four overall games and was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for April 12-23.
Recent form: The D-Backs have dropped five of their last six games and two thirds of their last six at Chase Field, as well as four of the last six times hosting the Tigers.
Trends for fans who bet on baseball: Arizona has covered in only one fifth of the last five contests, and two of the last four home games. The MLB betting total has gone over in 12 of Arizona’s last 18 games at home, and over in 80% of the Diamondbacks’ last five encounters with Detroit.