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Detroit Tigers vs. Miami Marlins - 5/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami Marlins at Detroit Tigers
Date & Time Wednesday May 22, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Comerica Park
Detroit, MI
The Line
Detroit Tigers -120 / Miami Marlins +100 -- O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
FS-Detroit, FS-Florida
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The Miami Marlins and the Detroit Tigers meet in game two of their three game interleague set in MLB action from Comerica Park on Wednesday night.

The Miami Marlins will look to keep their momentum going after making it 4 wins in a row following a 5-4 win in 11 innings in game one on Tuesday. Brian Anderson and Chad Wallach each had two hits and two RBIs with Anderson hitting a home run and a double while Wallach had a pair of doubles. Harold Ramirez went 2 for 5 with a solo home run to cap off Miami’s scoring as a team in the victory. Miguel Rojas, Starlin Castro, Garrett Cooper and Curtis Granderson each had base hits as well in the winning effort for the Marlins. Caleb Smith allowed two runs on three hits while striking out seven over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Nick Anderson got the win in relief to improve to 1-1 on the year. Jose Urena will start game two and is 1-6 with a 4.44 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Urena’s first career start against Detroit.

The Detroit Tigers will look to snap their current 7-game losing streak after their loss in game one on Tuesday. Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 4 with two RBIs while Ronny Rodriguez had an RBI and JaCoby Jones had a solo homer to round out Detroit’s scoring as a team in the losing effort. Nick Castellanos had a double while Niko Goodrum had a base knock of his own as Detroit cranked out just five hits as a team in the loss. Spencer Turnbull allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out four over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Joe Jimenez took the loss in relief to fall to 2-2 this season. Daniel Norris will start game two and is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This will be Norris’ second career start against Miami.

Miami is 1-8 in Urena’s last 9 starts and 11-40 in their last 52 road games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 Wednesday games. Detroit is 1-7 in Norris’ last 8 starts against a team with a losing record and 0-7 in their last 7 home games while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against the NL East. Miami is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

I guess Detroit being favored at home makes sense, but the fact is that we are getting even money to fade a Detroit team that’s lost 7 in a row. Granted, you have to back Miami to take that chance, and that’s a stomach turning proposition in itself, considering that Miami’s lost eight of Urena’s nine starts this season and given him two runs of support or less in six of his last seven starts. However, Norris is coming off of his worst start of the year in which he allowed six runs in 5.1 innings, while Urena has allowed just one earned in back-to-back starts, so I’ll take a stab with Miami to keep their winning ways going for another day.

Pick:
Miami +100

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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