Cincinnati Reds vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (59-64) at Cincinnati Reds (51-71)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
B Farmer (0-2) (8.40) vs. Keyvius Sampson (2-2) (4.43)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -121 / Detroit Tigers +111 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers visit Great American Ball Park to face the Cincinnati Reds in interleague action.
It’s been a long season for the Detroit Tigers who are not accustomed being in the role of spoilers. The Tigers didn’t play the role well Sunday in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers for their 4th straight defeat. Matt Boyd fell to 1-4 with three runs allowed on five hits over six frames. The offense totaled nine hits and walked twice with Jose Iglesias driving in a run while James McCann and Ian Kinsler scored. Buck Farmer gets the ball for his 4th start of the season at Great American Ball Park Monday. On the year Farmer is 0-2 with a no decision with an 8.39 ERA over 24.2 innings pitched.
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The Cincinnati Reds haven’t been able to buy a win over the past several weeks with eight consecutive defeats following a 4-0 defeat to visiting Arizona on Sunday afternoon. Starter Raisel Iglesias was a tough luck loser with two runs allowed (one earned) through seven frames before Jose Rafael Diaz gave up two more. The offense managed five hits and walked three times with Ivan DeJesus singling and walking while Joey Votto coaxed a pair of free passes. Cincinnati gives the ball to rookie Keyvius Sampson for his 5th start of the year versus the visiting Tigers on Monday. Sampson has gone 2-2 in four starts with a 4.43 ERA.
Detroit are 6-2 in their last 8 interleague road games and the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 Monday games while the over is 22-10-2 in their last 34 road games. Cincinnati are 5-16 in their last 21 overall and are 5-16 in their last 21 games on grass while going 6-18 in their last 24 interleague games. I don’t know if there is a right or wrong pick here but if the numbers don’t lie then…