Detroit Tigers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 26 (7/26): MLB

Detroit Tigers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 26 (7/26): MLB

Credit: photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Padres money line -200
Padres run line -1.5 (-120)
Tigers money line +165
Tigers run line +1.5 (+100)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Detroit Tigers San Diego Padres
Record 39-58 54-44
Home / road record 23-26 29-23
Last 10 record 3-7 4-6
Streak W1 L2
Over / under record 37-55-5 43-51-2
Runs / game 3.15 4.31
Runs allowed / game 4.37 3.95

 

Preview

The Detroit Tigers and the San Diego Padres will play the 2nd game of the series at the Comerica Park on Tuesday. The Tigers outscored the Padres 12-4 in the first game of the series. Eric Haase hit a grand slam off Sean Manaea, Jeimer Candelario homered twice and Miguel Cabrera hit his 506th career homer in the sixth inning.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 39-58 record and have lost 7 of their last 10 games. They're averaging 3.15 runs and batting for .228 AVG, 299 runs scored in 710 hits and 54 home runs, ranking #30 in offense, the worst in the league behind the Oakland Athletics. Miguel Cabrera leads the team batting for .282 AVG, Javi Baez is leading in home runs with 9 and 36 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 4.37 runs per game and ranking #19 in the league. Tarik Skubal leads the pitching staff with a 3.88 ERA, 111 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Garrett Hill (1-2, 5.63 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 2nd game of the series. Hill was optioned to Toledo on Thursday but will rejoin the Tigers' rotation as the starter for Tuesday's game against the Padres after Rony Garcia (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday. Hill has made three starts for the Tigers this year, posting a 5.63 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 16 innings. He hasn't pitched against the Padres in his career.

San Diego Padres

The Padres get here with a 54-44 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.31 runs per game and they're batting for .240 AVG, have 414 runs scored in 777 hits and 80 home runs, ranking #19 in offense in the league behind the Cincinnati Reds. Manny Machado is leading the team with 16 home runs and 54 RBI and a batting average of .303.

Defensively they are allowing 3.95 runs per game and rank #9 in the league. Joe Musgrove leads the pitching staff with a 2.63 ERA, 106 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded for the Padres.

Probable Pitcher:

Mike Clevinger (2-3, 3.50 ERA) will be on the mound for the Padres in the 2nd game of the series. Clevinger was charged with the loss in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Diamondbacks. In six innings of work, he gave up one run on four hits, two walks, and eight strikeouts. He is 8-2 with an ERA of 1.65 and 72 strikeouts in 12 appearances against the Tigers in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

San Diego Padres are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 6 games against an opponent in the American League.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home.

Detroit Tigers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the National League.

Prediction

Surprisingly, the Tigers offense exploded in the first game of the series scoring 12 runs to beat the Padres but they'll now have to face Mike Clevinger who has dominated them allowing no runs in the last 14 innings pitched against them. The Tigers will recall to the rookie Garrett Hill to the mound who has only 3 starts this season and is holding a 5.63 ERA. Expect the Padres to bounce back and Clevinger should slow down the Tigers offense. Take the Padres.

PICK: Padres -1.5 (-120)

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