Miami Marlins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 5/14/24

Detroit Tigers (21-20) vs Miami Marlins (11-32)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 6:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Reese Olson (0-4) (2.52) vs Ryan Weathers (2-4) (4.54)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -185 / Miami Marlins +155 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Miami Marlins vs Detroit Tigers prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, May 14th at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

  • The Marlins recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Tigers recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Miami
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Miami and Detroit 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Miami and Detroit

Miami’s Pitching Continues to Struggle

The Miami Marlins are 11-32 this season and they have lost six of their last seven games. Miami lost game one in this series on Monday night and allowed six runs in the loss. Prior to this series, the Marlins lost two out of three against Philadelphia, were swept by the Dodgers, and lost two out of three against Oakland. Miami has really struggled this season and they have lost five of their last six series, which puts them last in the NL East. 

The Miami pitching staff has a 5.23 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a .260 opponent batting average. The Marlins offense has scored 160 runs with a .229 batting average and a .285 on base percentage. Bryan De La Cruz is batting .262 with eight home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Marlins this season. Miami is 29th in the MLB in team ERA and they have allowed at least six runs in six of their last seven games. 

Tigers Looking for Back to Back Wins 

The Detroit Tigers are 21-20 this year and they have split their last six games. Detroit won game one in this series by a score of 6-5 on Monday night. Prior to this series, the Tigers lost two out of three against Houston, lost two out of three against Cleveland, and were swept by the Yankees. Detroit is looking to win two games in a row, which they haven’t done in their last 10 games. The Tigers are fourth in the AL Central behind the Guardians, Twins, and Royals. 

The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.45 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .228 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 168 runs with a .228 batting average and a .301 on base percentage. Riley Greene is batting .248 with nine home runs and 19 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. Detroit is 10th in the MLB in team ERA, but they have allowed at least five runs in five of their last six games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Miami is Ryan Weathers, who is 2-4 with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 41.2 innings pitched this year. Weathers has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Reese Olson, who is 0-4 with a 2.52 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 39.1 innings pitched this year. 

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Spencer Torkelson has hit a home run in each of the Tigers' last two games as favorites.
  • Riley Greene has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Tigers' last six games as favorites.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances with his team as a home favorite against NL East opponents.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances with his team as a home favorite against NL East opponents.
  • Javier Baez has scored at least one run in each of his last five appearances against the Marlins after playing the previous day.

Miami Marlins Player Prop Facts

  • Bryan De La Cruz has scored at least one run in each of the Marlins' last six games as road underdogs.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has hit a home run in two of the Marlins' last three games as road underdogs.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded an RBI in each of the Marlins' last four games as road underdogs.
  • Josh Bell has recorded at least one Single in each of the Marlins' last six games as road underdogs.
  • Avisail Garcia has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine road appearances against the Tigers.
  • Avisail Garcia has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine road appearances against the Tigers.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Detroit Tigers rank 24th in the league for hits this season (314).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 24th in the league for on-base percentage this season (.301).
  • The Miami Marlins rank T29th in the league for walks this season (101).
  • The Miami Marlins rank 29th in the league for ERA this season (5.23).

Miami Marlins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 

Detroit was able to score three runs in the eighth inning on Monday night to get the win in game one, but they are just 10-11 at home this season. The Tigers have had great pitching to start the season, but their offense is one of the most inconsistent in the MLB. Miami is 5-15 on the road and their pitching staff is one of the worst in the MLB. Detroit is going with Reese Olson on the mound, who has been outstanding, but the Tigers are 0-5 in his last five starts. With Olson pitching like he is and the Tigers struggling to score consistently, I think we are going to see a lower scoring game. My Miami Marlins vs Detroit Tigers prediction is for this game to go under the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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