The Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies meet in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park on Monday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Philadelphia is listed as a -240 home favorite while Detroit is a +200 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Joey Wentz will start for the Tigers here and is 1-5 with a 7.28 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Aaron Nola will start for the Phillies and is 4-4 with a 4.70 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season.
These two teams last met in 2019, where the Phillies notched a 4-0 win over the Tigers.
Detroit is 12-5 in their last 17 interleague games and 1-4 in their last 5 road games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Philadelphia is 7-3 in their last 10 interleague games and 2-5 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 3-0-2 in their last 5 Monday games.
I’m backing the over here. I just don’t think this is a starting pitching matchup to really be excited about, as Joey Wentz has been getting teed off on for some time now, and the Phillies are actually not bad against lefties, while Aaron Nola’s had his issues for much of this season and I don’t look to back him much if at all. Give me the over here.