Giants vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 14, 2023

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Giants vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 14, 2023

MLB Predictions

Coming off of a 1-2 series loss to the Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants (5-7) are -152 favorites to pick up the win in Game 1 of a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers (3-9). The series begins at Comerica Park, starting on Friday at 6:40 PM ET on Apple TV+.

San Francisco’s Sean Manaea and Detroit’s Joey Wentz have been named the starters for this contest.

Giants vs. Tigers Odds

  • Giants odds to win: -152
  • Tigers odds to win: +130
  • Spread: Giants -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: Apple TV+

Who Will Win Giants vs. Tigers?

Giants and Tigers Betting Trends

The Giants have been the moneyline favorite three total times this season. They’ve finished 1-2 in those games.

San Francisco has played as moneyline favorites of -152 or shorter in just two games this season, which it split 1-1.

The Tigers have entered the game as underdogs 12 times this season and won three, or 25%, of those games.

Detroit has entered nine games this season as the underdog by +130 or more and is 3-6 in those contests.

The Giants have combined with opponents to go over the total seven times this season for a 7-5-0 record against the over/under.

The Tigers and their opponents have gone over the total this season in seven of their 12 opportunities.

Giants Stats & Insights

The Giants rank 17th in runs scored with 58, 4.8 per game.

San Francisco averages 1.8 home runs per game to rank third in MLB play with 21 total home runs.

The Giants have the 14th-ranked batting average in the majors (.250).

San Francisco strikes out 10.9 times per game, the second-worst mark in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Giants has a collective 9.5 K/9, the seventh-best in the majors.

San Francisco has the 19th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (4.71).

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking last with just 36 total runs (three per game) this season.

Detroit has hit just eight homers this season, which ranks 28th in the majors.

The Tigers have a team batting average of just .200 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.

Detroit ranks 21st in strikeouts per game (10) among MLB offenses.

The Tigers average just 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, worst in the league.

Detroit pitchers have a combined ERA of 6.25 ERA this year, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Giants Key Players to Watch

Manaea (0-0) makes the start for the Giants, his second of the season.

Thairo Estrada leads San Francisco in batting average (.341) this season.

Michael Conforto’s three home runs are most among San Francisco batters. He’s driven in six runs this season while slugging .450.

Mike Yastrzemski has 11 hits this season and a slash line of .244/.277/.467.

David Villar leads San Francisco in home runs with three while driving in seven runs and slugging .474.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

The Tigers will send Wentz to the mound for his third start of the season.

Spencer Torkelson has a team-high six runs batted in.

Nick Maton’s two home runs and six RBI both lead his team.

Jake Rogers has a team-best two home runs.

Riley Greene is batting .229 with a triple, a home run and three walks.

Giants and Tigers Injuries

Giants: Austin Slater: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Mitch Haniger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Roberto Pérez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Luke Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis González: 60 Day IL (Back), Thomas Szapucki: 60 Day IL (Left arm), Bryce Johnson: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

Tigers: Austin Meadows: 10 Day IL (Anxiety), Matt Manning: 15 Day IL (Foot), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Michael Lorenzen: 15 Day IL (Groin), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Giants vs. Tigers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Giants 8, Tigers 7
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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