Tigers vs Nationals Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/12

Tigers vs Nationals Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/12

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers

The Washington Nationals take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. With both teams closely matched, this game promises to be a competitive encounter.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 12, 2024
  • Time: 3:40 PM
  • Location: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
  • Weather: 75°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

Washington Nationals:

The Nationals enter the game with a 31-35 record and a 18-18 record on the road. Jake Irvin will start for Washington, boasting a 4-5 record, a 3.12 ERA, and a 1.03 WHIP over 75 innings.

The Nationals have a team batting average of .232 and have scored 260 runs this season.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: CJ Abrams (10 HR)
  • Batting Average: Luis Garcia Jr. (.265 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: CJ Abrams (32 RBI)

The Nationals will rely on their consistent hitting to challenge the Tigers' pitching.

Detroit Tigers:

The Tigers hold a 32-34 record and a 15-18 record at home. Reese Olson will take the mound for Detroit, with a 1-7 record, a 3.43 ERA, and a 1.20 WHIP over 65.2 innings.

The Tigers' offense has shown moments of brilliance, with a team batting average of .230 and 274 runs scored.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Riley Greene (11 HR)
  • Batting Average: Matt Vierling (.270 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Kerry Carpenter (29 RBI)

The Tigers will look to their offensive leaders to take advantage of any weaknesses in the Nationals' pitching.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
WSH (31-35) +115 o7.5 (-120) +1.5 (-180)
DET (32-34) -135 u7.5 (-105) -1.5 (+150)

 

Prediction:

The prediction for this game is for the Detroit Tigers to win. Here’s why:

Reese Olson, despite his 1-7 record, has a solid ERA of 3.43 and has shown the ability to limit hits and keep runs down. His performance will be crucial in containing the Nationals' offense, which has been inconsistent.

Detroit's offense, led by Riley Greene and Matt Vierling, has the potential to exploit Jake Irvin, who, although has a respectable ERA, could be vulnerable against a Tigers lineup looking to rebound from recent losses.

Additionally, the Tigers have a slightly better record at home and will be motivated to leverage their home-field advantage to secure a win.

Pick: Detroit Tigers to Win

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