Tigers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 17, 2024

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (21-23), led by Ketel Marte on a 15-game hitting streak, will meet the Detroit Tigers (21-22) Friday at Chase Field. The Tigers are -136 favorites for the matchup, which starts at 9:40 PM ET on BSDET.

Detroit’s Tarik Skubal gets the start, and he’ll go against Arizona’s Ryne Nelson.

Tigers vs. Diamondbacks Odds

  • Tigers odds to win: -136
  • Diamondbacks odds to win: +116
  • Spread: Tigers -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSDET
  • Who Will Win Tigers vs. Diamondbacks?

    Tigers and Diamondbacks Betting Trends

    The Tigers have won 52.4% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (11-10).

    In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -136 or shorter, Detroit has a record of 6-5 (54.5%).

    The Diamondbacks have been underdogs in 23 games this season and won nine (39.1%) of those contests.

    Arizona has entered 10 games this season as the underdog by +116 or more and is 2-8 in those contests.

    The Tigers have had an over/under set by bookmakers 43 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 20 of those games (20-21-2).

    The Diamondbacks and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 18 of their 44 opportunities.

    Tigers Stats & Insights

    The Tigers have the No. 24 offense in baseball scoring 3.9 runs per game (168 total runs).

    Detroit averages 0.9 home runs per game to rank 24th in MLB play with 37 total home runs .

    The Tigers have the 24th-ranked batting average in the league (.225).

    Detroit strikes out 8.9 times per game to rank 18th in baseball.

    The 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Tigers pitching staff ranks 14th in MLB.

    Detroit has a 3.33 team ERA that ranks sixth across all MLB pitching staffs.

    Diamondbacks Stats & Insights

    The Diamondbacks have scored 215 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB.

    Arizona’s 42 home runs rank 19th in Major League Baseball.

    The Diamondbacks rank 11th in MLB with a .245 team batting average.

    Arizona is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking sixth with an average of 7.6 strikeouts per game.

    The Diamondbacks strike out just 7.5 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in MLB.

    Arizona pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.21 ERA this year, which ranks 20th in MLB.

    Tigers Key Players to Watch

    Skubal gets the start for the Tigers, his ninth of the season. He is 5-0 with a 2.02 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings pitched.

    Riley Greene is batting .239 this season with a team-high nine home runs.

    Mark Canha leads Detroit in runs batted in with 20 while batting .241 with six homers.

    Kerry Carpenter has collected 32 base hits, an OBP of .326 and a slugging percentage of .500 this season.

    Spencer Torkelson has collected 35 hits this season and has an OBP of .286. He’s slugging .340 on the year.

    Diamondbacks Key Players to Watch

    The Diamondbacks will hand the ball to Nelson (2-2) for his seventh start of the season.

    Marte leads the Diamondbacks with nine home runs while putting up a team-high batting average of .289.

    Christian Walker has made the most of his opportunities as he leads his team with 28 RBI.

    Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has nine doubles, five home runs and 11 walks while hitting .231.

    Corbin Carroll is batting .193 with four doubles, two home runs and 19 walks.

    Tigers and Diamondbacks Injuries

    Tigers: Kenta Maeda: 15 Day IL (Illness), Shelby Miller: 15 Day IL (Ulnar nerve inflammation), Sawyer Gipson-Long: 60 Day IL (Groin)

    Diamondbacks: Geraldo Perdomo: 10 Day IL (Right meniscus tear), Alek Thomas: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Miguel Castro: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Merrill Kelly: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Eduardo Rodríguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kyle Nelson: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Drey Jameson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Joc Pederson: day-to-day (Undisclosed)

    Tigers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Diamondbacks 5, Tigers 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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