Game Time: 9:40 pm ET, Friday, June 24, 2022
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Where to Watch: Apple TV+
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline odds: Tigers +140, Diamondbacks -165; Over/Under: 9 runs
Bet365: Moneyline odds: Tigers +145, Diamondbacks -165; Over/Under: 8.5 runs
BetMGM: Moneyline odds: Tigers +135, Diamondbacks -160; Over/Under: 9 runs
Detroit Tigers: 26-43 (4th place, AL Central)
Arizona Diamondbacks: 32-39 (4th place, NL West)
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Detroit Tigers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Preview and Analysis
Detroit Tigers: 2-8 last 10
Arizona Diamondbacks: 4-6 last 10
Detroit Tigers Analysis
The Tigers are coming into this game with a 26-43 record overall and they are 8-21 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are coming into this game on a 3 game losing streak. They just lost their 3-game series against the Boston Red Sox getting swept 3-0, had Thursday off as a rest day, and they are playing the series opener of a 3-game series with the Diamondbacks on Friday. This will be the 1st game of the series on Friday. Tarik Skubal was the starting pitcher for them on Wednesday while Rony García will be on the mound for them here on Friday. He is 1-2 with a 4.97 ERA this season. His team lost 3 of their last 4 games this season with him starting. In his last start, he allowed 3 ER, 2 HRs, and 0 BB with 5 Ks on 5 hits in 6 IP against the Texas Rangers. They scored 8 runs in their last series averaging just under 3 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 16 runs against them averaging just over 5 runs allowed per game.
Arizona Diamondbacks Analysis
The Diamondbacks are coming into this game with a 32-39 record overall and they are 17-19 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are coming into this one on a 3 game losing streak. They just lost their 3-game series against the San Diego Padres getting swept 3-0, had Thursday off as a rest day, and they are playing the series opener of a 3-game series with the Tigers on Friday. This will be the 1st game of the series on Friday. Madison Bumgarner was the starting pitcher for them on Wednesday while Merrill Kelly will be on the mound for them here on Friday. He is 6-4 with a 3.46 ERA this season. His team won 3 of their last 4 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 1 earned run, 0 homers, and 0 BB with 5 strikeouts on 5 hits in 7 innings played against the Minnesota Twins. They scored 7 runs in their last series averaging just over 2 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 17 runs against them averaging just under 6 runs allowed per game.
Tigers vs Diamondbacks Prediction
The D-backs are coming into this game off of a series where they were just swept but they have been scoring runs in their games and they should have an easier time in this series at home against another bad team. They are going up against a Tigers team that has been awful on the road this season with only 8 wins while the D-backs have been very good at home this season to the point where they almost have a winning record at home. They also have Kelly starting in this game who has been one of their studs all season and is coming off of another great start in his last game. He has also pitched even better at home this season and will be able to keep the Tigers from scoring a lot here as they have not been hitting the ball well recently. Garcia is starting for the Tigers and he has not had a great season for them either, coming off of a bad start in his last where he allowed 3 runs. The D-backs have the hotter bats right now and the pitching matchup is also a lot better for them here. The best bet in this game is on the Diamondbacks to win this game.
Tigers Diamondbacks Prediction: Our MLB Pick for Friday, June 24, 2022 (9:40 pm ET start time) is Diamondbacks 6 Tigers 2.
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MLB Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers: 126-163 (+14 Units) ML in all games. 49-50 (+12.4 Units) ML after a game where the bullpen gave up no earned runs. 42-23 UNDER in all games.
Arizona Diamondbacks: 109-184 (-47.6 Units) ML in all games. 65-82 (-8.1 Units) ML in home games. 23-11 UNDER in home games.
Detroit Tigers: D. Cameron (CF) Early July - Illness. A. Meadows (CF) Out indefinitely - Illness. J. Rogers (C) Out indefinitely - Elbow.
Arizona Diamondbacks: D. Peralta (LF) Ques Fri - Back. B. Kennedy (3B) Ques Fri - Wrist. N. Ahmed (SS) out for season - Shoulder.
"You want to salvage a win. We jumped out ahead today and couldn't finish the game in the positive." - A.J. Hinch after his team’s loss against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Victor Reyes (S) RF
Riley Greene (L) CF
Javier Baez (R) SS
Miguel Cabrera (R) DH
Harold Castro (L) 3B
Robbie Grossman (S) LF
Spencer Torkelson (R) 1B
Jonathan Schoop (R) 2B
Tucker Barnhart (S) C
Daulton Varsho (L) RF
Alek Thomas (L) CF
Josh Rojas (L) 3B
Christian Walker (R) DH
Pavin Smith (L) 1B
Jordan Luplow (R) LF
Geraldo Perdomo (S) SS
Jake Hager (R) 2B
Jose Herrera (S) C
Batting Average: Riley Greene (.375)
Hits: Miguel Cabrera (64)
Home Runs: Javier Baez (6)
RBI: Miguel Cabrera (23)
Stolen Bases: Derek Hill (3)
Wins: Tarik Skubal (5)
Saves: Gregory Soto (13)
ERA: Angel De Jesus (0.00)
Batting Average: Alek Thomas (.275)
Hits: Ketel Marte (60)
Home Runs: Christian Walker (19)
RBI: Christian Walker (37)
Stolen Bases: Josh Rojas (5)
Wins: Merrill Kelly (6)
Saves: Mark Melancon (11)
ERA: Carson Kelly (0.00)
Detroit Tigers: A. J. Hinch (2nd season)
Arizona Diamondbacks: Torey Lovullo (6th season)