Tigers vs Dodgers Prediction - MLB Picks 9/20/23
Los Angeles Dodgers (93-57) vs Detroit Tigers (70-81)
Game Info: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Bobby Miller (10-3) (4.02) vs Reese Olson (4-7) (4.30)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -256 / Detroit Tigers +210 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers clash Wednesday in game 3 of an MLB series at Dodger Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Detroit Tigers Betting Preview
The Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Tigers are 9.5 games back in the AL Central. The Tigers pitching staff is 19th in ERA (4.36), 9th in WHIP (1.26) and 27th in quality starts (40). The Tigers' offense is 29th in runs per game (4.01), 28th in batting average (.235) and 24th in homers (155). Spencer Torkelson leads the Tigers with 131 hits and 84 RBI, while Matt Vierling and Riley Greene have combined for 223 hits and 75 RBI. Reese Olson gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 4.30 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. This will be Olson’s first career game against the Dodgers.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview
The Dodgers look to build on their 5-game winning streak. The Dodgers have the third-best record in baseball at 93-57. The Dodgers pitching staff is 15th in ERA (4.12), 5th in WHIP (1.21) and 19th in quality starts (48). The Dodgers' offense is 2nd in runs per game (5.66), 8th in batting average (.258) and 2nd in homers (236). Freddie Freeman leads the Dodgers with 198 hits and 93 RBI, while Mookie Betts and Will Smith have combined for 285 hits and 175 RBI. Bobby Miller gets the ball, and he is 10-3 with a 4.02 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season. This will be Miller’s first career game against the Tigers.
This is a nice pitching matchup between two rookies, as both Reese Olson and Bobby Miller have had their moments this season. The difference is Miller has a more consistent Dodgers' offense backing him up, and they've won 6 of his last 8 starts. Olson is having a hell of a month, but he has one of the worst offenses in baseball backing him up, and that's not ideal with the Dodgers on the other side. I'll ride the hot hand and back the Dodgers with the RL to shave down the steep price.