Tigers vs. Dodgers Odds & Pick 4/29/22

by | Apr 29, 2022 | mlb

Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Date: Friday, April 28th, 10:10 ET

Location: Dodger Stadium

TV: BSDT

Money Line: Tigers 195 / Dodgers -238 (Get the Best Lines >>> Reduced vig trumps ANY bonus!)

Total Line: 8

STARTING PITCHING

Detroit: Tyler Alexander (0-2, 7.2)
Los Angeles: Tyler Anderson (1-0, 2.84)

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Detroit Tigers: 6-12-0 SU / OU 7-11-0 / Run Line W/L 7-11-0
Los Angeles Dodgers: 12-6-0 SU / OU 5-12-1 / Run Line W/L 12-6-0

The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Detroit Tigers on Friday, April 28th at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 10:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-238), with a run line set at 8.

Recent Form

The Detroit Tigers will look to bounce back after falling to Minnesota by a score of 7-1. The loss came as Detroit was the betting underdogs, getting 125.0. Through 15 games as the underdog, the team has a win percentage of 33.0%. Together, the Tigers and Minnesota combined to surpass the over-under betting line set at 7.5 runs. Even with this game going over the total, Detroit still has an over-under record of just 7-11-0.

The Tigers will be hoping to pick up a win in today’s matchup, as they have gone just 0-5 over their last 5 games. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -17. A key reason for Detroit’s recent struggles is an offense averaging just 1.8 runs per game over their last 5 contests, compared to a season average of 3.22.

Detroit’s overall series record is just 1-5-0.

Los Angeles will look to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Arizona. This was a disappointing loss for the Dodgers, as they were favored to win at -205.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 18 games, winning at a rate of 67.0%. Offensively, Los Angeles came up with 5 hits, while the team’s pitching staff allowed 2 hits, leading to 3 runs. With this result, Dodgers and Arizona combined to fall below the over-under line of 11.5 runs. This result comes as no surprise, as the team’s over-under record is just 5-12-1.

The Dodgers come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 2-3 over their last 5 games. Even though Los Angeles has notched just 2 wins in their last 5 games, they still have a run differential in this stretch (+7). With their recent struggles, the offense is averaging just 4.0 runs per game, compared to their season average of 5.00.

On the season, Los Angeles has won more than half of their series, going 4-2-0.

Pitching Matchup

For the Tigers, Tyler Alexander gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 0-2. To date, Alexander has an ERA of 7.2, while lasting an average of 3.33 innings per start. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.326. In addition to a high batting average allowed, opposing batters have been able to drive the ball with power against Alexander, averaging 0.9 homers per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, strikeouts have not been a big part of Alexander’s game, as he has a strikeout percentage of just 17.0% and a per-game average of 2.67. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 1.0 walks per contest.

For the Dodgers, Tyler Anderson gets the start with a record of 1-0. Heading into his matchup vs Detroit, Anderson has a strong ERA, sitting at just 2.84. In today’s outing, he is hoping to do a better job at limiting base runners, as his current batting average allowed sits at 0.182. Although opposing team’s have been able to generate hits off him, Anderson has been able to limit the damage, giving up just 0.71 home runs per 9 innings. Heading into today’s action.

Detroit vs Los Angeles History

Today’s matchup between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers will be their first meeting of the season. The two teams have not played each other since 2017.

Betting Trends

  • Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games as an underdog.
  • Tigers are 9-4 in their last 13 interleague games.
  • Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games.
  • Dodgers are 48-11 in their last 59 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction

Once again, the Dodgers come into this matchup as the heavy betting favorites. After dropping their last game to Arizona, look for LA to turn things around against Detroit. Although the Dodgers aren’t coming into this game winning the bats particularly well, I expect them to break out for a big night against Tyler Alexander. I feel comfortable taking LA on the runline.

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