Tigers vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 19, 2023

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Tigers vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 19, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Washington Nationals (18-26) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Detroit Tigers (19-22) on Friday at 7:05 PM ET on MASN. Bookmakers consider the Tigers to be -113 favorites for the contest, while the Nationals are -105 underdogs looking for the upset.

Matthew Boyd will get the ball for Detroit while Washington will counter with Jake Irvin.

Tigers vs. Nationals Odds

  • Tigers odds to win: -113
  • Nationals odds to win: -105
  • Spread: Tigers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: MASN

Who Will Win Tigers vs. Nationals?

Tigers and Nationals Betting Trends

The Tigers have won 66.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (2-1).

Detroit has played as moneyline favorites of -113 or shorter in only two games this season, which it split 1-1.

The Nationals have won 17, or 39.5%, of the 43 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

This season, Washington has won 17 of its 43 games, or 39.5%, when it’s the underdog by at least -105 on the moneyline.

The Tigers have played in 41 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 20 times (20-20-1).

The Nationals’ games have gone over the total in 18 of their 43 chances.

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers score the fewest runs in baseball (143 total, 3.5 per game).

Detroit is third-worst in MLB action with 31 home runs.

The Tigers have the fifth-worst batting average in the majors (.228).

Detroit strikes out 9.2 times per game to rank 13th in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Tigers has a collective 7.9 K/9, the fourth-worst in MLB.

Detroit has a 4.35 team ERA that ranks 17th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals have scored the 25th-most runs in the league this season with 176 (four per game).

Washington’s 29 home runs rank 29th in MLB this season.

The Nationals have a team batting average of .259 this season, which ranks ninth among MLB teams.

Washington is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 315 as a team.

The Nationals average just 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in the league.

Washington pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.40 ERA this year, which ranks 18th in MLB.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

Boyd gets the start for the Tigers, his eighth of the season. He is 2-3 with a 6.47 ERA and 29 strikeouts through 32 2/3 innings pitched.

Javier Baez leads Detroit in runs batted in with 19 while batting .248.

Riley Greene leads Detroit in batting with a .291 average while slugging three homers and driving in 15 runs.

Spencer Torkelson is slashing .233/.289/.360 this season for the Tigers.

Zach McKinstry is batting .275 with an OBP of .362 and a slugging percentage of .396 this season.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

Irvin (1-1) will take the mound for the Nationals, his fourth start of the season.

Luis Garcia is batting .262 with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and 11 walks.

Jeimer Candelario’s five home runs lead his team.

Lane Thomas paces the Nationals with five home runs.

Keibert Ruiz is batting .231 with six doubles, three home runs and 11 walks.

Tigers and Nationals Injuries

Tigers: Kerry Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Trey Wingenter: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Spencer Turnbull: 15 Day IL (Neck), Matt Manning: 60 Day IL (Foot), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Beau Brieske: 60 Day IL (Arm), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Nationals: Victor Robles: 10 Day IL (Back), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Chad Kuhl: 15 Day IL (Foot), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Tigers vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Nationals 4, Tigers 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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