Reds vs. Tigers - 6/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (34-31) at Cincinnati Reds (29-35)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
J Verlander (0-0) (3.60) vs. M Leake (3-4) (4.35)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -109 / Detroit Tigers -101 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, FSN-OH
The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds end their four-game series Thursday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Tigers have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 80 hits and 51 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 69 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last eight road games. Justin Verlander gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Verlander’s second career game against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Reds have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Todd Frazier leads Cincinnati with 74 hits and 46 RBI while Joey Votto and Jay Bruce have combined for 66 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have won five straight home games. Mike Leake tales the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.35 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Leake’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 5-11 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter and 24-7 in Verlanders last 31 interleague starts. The Reds are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter and 8-20 in Leakes last 28 starts. The Tigers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Although he's still working his way into the rotation, we're getting Justin Verlander and a very kind price. Take it while you still can.