Milwaukee Brewers vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Odds and Preview - 09/14/2021

by Big Al Staff

Game Time: 6:40 pm ET, Day, Month Date, Year
Venue:  Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Where to Watch:  BSDET

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Brewers -220, Tigers +180; Over/Under:  NL runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Brewers -225, Tigers +185; Over/Under:  9 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Brewers -200, Tigers +170; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
 

Season Record

Milwaukee Brewers:  89-55 (1st place, NL Central)
Detroit Tigers:  68-76 (3rd place, AL Central)
 
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Milwaukee Brewers vs Detroit Tigers Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Milwaukee Brewers:  7-3 last 10
Detroit Tigers:  5-5 last 10
 
 
 

Offensive Analysis

 
The Milwaukee Brewers are ranked 22 in the league for batting average (.237), 10 in the league for RBI (638), 19 in the league for hits (1134), and they are ranked 11 in the league for OBP (.320). The Detroit Tigers are ranked 11 in the league for batting average (.243), 15 in the league for RBI (611), 13 in the league for hits (1162), and they are ranked 22 in the league for OBP (.308).
 

Defensive Analysis

 
The Milwaukee Brewers are ranked 3 in the league for ERA (3.38), 6 in the league for saves (41), 1 in the league for strikeouts (1439), and they are ranked 3 in the league for WHIP (1.18). The Detroit Tigers are ranked 19 in the league for ERA (4.43), 18 in the league for saves (34), 26 in the league for strikeouts (1130), and they are ranked 22 in the league for WHIP (1.37).
 

 

Brewers vs Tigers Prediction

The Milwaukee Brewers will be taking on the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday for the beginning of a two-game series. The Brewers are currently on a 5 game win streak getting Monday off as a rest day. The Tigers won their last game 8-7 in their series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

The Brewers are coming into this game off of a rest day after winning their series finale on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians 11-1. Eric Lauer pitched a great game on Sunday but it is Freddy Peralta who will be the starting pitcher on the mound in this game on Tuesday. He is 9-4 this season with a 2.69 ERA. He has been pitching well all year but has struggled in his last few starts allowing 10 runs in his last 3 starts and he has not made it past the 3rd inning in any of those 3 games. In his last start, he allowed 3 runs, 1 being an ER and a HR, and 1 BB with 4 Ks on 4 hits through 3.2 IP. The team has still managed to win 6 of their last 7 games with him starting despite his recent struggles. This will be his first time facing the Tigers lineup this season. The Brewers have been smashing the ball recently though. They have put up 38 runs in just 5 games averaging almost 8 runs scored per game in that span. Even if he does pitch a bad game he will have plenty of run support from his teammates to back him up in this game.

The Tigers are coming into this game after winning 3 of their last 4 games. They managed to win their series with the Rays right after losing a three-game series to the Pittsburgh Pirates right before that. They will also have Monday as a rest day. Tarik Skubal was the starter on Sunday while Wily Peralta will be throwing the first pitch for the Tigers on Tuesday. He is 3-3 with a 3.60 ERA this season. The team has done alright with him starting as they have had alternating wins and losses in his last 6 starts. In his last start, he allowed 1 ER and 3 BB with 3 Ks on 6 hits through 4 innings of work. He has not faced this Brewers lineup this season and this is the worst time too as they have really started to heat up with the playoffs just around the corner. The Tigers' offense has put up 24 runs in their last 4 games though averaging 6 runs scored per game in that span. If he does end up getting rocked here the Tigers may just have a chance still with those hot bats.

The Tigers have been hitting the ball well recently but too little too late as they have no chance of making it to the postseason. The Brewers are leading the National Central division by a lot of games and they look like they are getting into playoff form right now. Stepping in front of this Brewers side right now is not a good idea so the bets should be on them to win this game by even the runline.

 
Brewers Tigers Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (6:40 pm ET start time) is Brewers 7 Tigers 1.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Milwaukee Brewers: 35-19 (+10.5 units) on the money line after a game where the bullpen gave up no earned runs. 49-24 (+21.3 units) on the money line in road games. 
Detroit Tigers: 55-66 (+18.2 units) on the money line as an underdog of +100 or higher. 37-36 (+9.6 units) in home games.
 

Key Injuries

 
Milwaukee Brewers:    T. Taylor (CF) Mid Sept - Oblique injury. W. Adames (SS) Out indefinitely - Quadricep injury. R. Tellez (1B) Out indefinitely - Knee injury. B. Woodruff (SP) Prob Wed - Illness.
Detroit Tigers:  M. Boyd (SP) Out indefinitely - Elbow injury. R. Garcia (RP) Late Sept - Knee injury. M. Del Pozo (RP) Out indefinitely - Illness.
 

Players to Watch

 
Milwaukee Brewers: Eduardo Escobar is one player to watch in this game. He leads his team in hits and homers and this Brewers team has been on with their hitting recently. Look for him to be a part of that as they keep crushing the ball for more and more runs.
 
Detroit Tigers: Jonathan Schoop is one player to watch here. He leads his team in hits and RBI and he will need to get plenty in this game just to keep up with the way the Brewers are hitting. Watch for him to produce some offense to try and keep this game close.
 

Notable Quotes

"Anyone would want to keep pitching in that situation, but if there was anyone I would want out there for the ninth, it would be Josh Hader. There were no nerves with him. It was more like a done deal when he came in." - Corbin Burnes on he and Josh Hader’s combined no-hitter on Saturday.
 
 
"We did a nice job of hanging in there all the way to the end. So proud of them for responding after the four-spot, which was a gut punch. In the end, we outplayed 'em." A.J. Hinch on his team fighting back to come from behind and win.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Milwaukee Brewers
K. Wong (2B)
E. Escobar (3B)
C. Yelich (DH)
A. Garcia (RF)
J. Peterson (LF)
L. Urias (SS)
D. Vogelbach (1B)
M. Pina (C)
J. Bradley Jr. (CF)
 
 
Detroit Tigers
A. Baddoo (CF)
J. Schoop (1B)
R. Grossman (LF)
M. Cabrera (DH)
J. Candelario (3B)
H. Castro (2B)
N. Goodrum (SS)
D. Garneau (C)
V. Reyes (RF)
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Milwaukee Brewers
Batting Average:  L. Maile (.286)
Hits:  E. Escobar (125)
Home Runs:  E. Escobar (27)
RBI:  A. Garcia (82)
Stolen Bases:  L. Cain (11)
Wins:  B. Suter (12)
Saves:  J. Hader (31)
ERA:  J. Cousins (1.40)
 
Detroit Tigers
Batting Average:  H. Castro (.283)
Hits:  J. Schoop (156)
Home Runs:  R. Grossman (23)
RBI:  J. Schoop (77)
Stolen Bases:  R. Grossman (17)
Wins:  T. Skubal (8)
Saves:  G. Soto (18)
ERA:  D. Hutchison (2.25)
 
Managers:
Milwaukee Brewers: Craig Counsell (7th season)
Detroit Tigers: A.J. Hinch (1st season)
 

Weather Forecast

82 degrees F mostly cloudy, 67% humidity, 30% chance of rain, up to 14 mph wind speeds NE.


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