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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Detroit Tigers

May 18, 2024


On Saturday night, the Detroit Tigers will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, to face the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Detroit Tigers Team Preview

The Detroit Tigers improved their record to.500 this season following a dominant performance in Game 1 of the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, winning by a score of 13-0 on Friday, which also ended their two-game losing streak. 

Tarik Skubal has been one of the best pitchers in the American League this season, and he improved his record to 6-0 with an ERA of 1.80 while recording 66 strikeouts after only allowing one hit, no walks, and no runs while striking out six batters in his six innings pitched against the Diamondbacks.

Javier Baez also played a pivotal role in the win for the Tigers, going three for five at the plate with five RBIs and scoring a run. The victory also ended the Detroit Tigers' four-game losing streak in the series and was their first win in Arizona since the 2022 MLB season.

The Detroit Tigers will look for another dominant performance from their pitching staff when they travel to face the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of the series.

Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2023 NL Pennant; however, the start of the 2024 MLB season hasn't been kind to the Arizona Diamondbacks as they enter Game 2 of the series against the Detroit Tigers three games under.500 with a record of 21-24, which also puts them in 3rd place in the NL West and eight games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for 1st place in the division. 

The Diamondbacks struggled against a.500 team in the Detroit Tigers as Ryne Nelson suffered his third loss of the season after pitching four innings and allowing eight runs while having a WHIP of 3 and striking out four against Detroit. The Diamondbacks also only managed to have three hits in the game, with none of the hits resulting in any runs, as they lost the game 0-13 at home, which was also their third loss of the 2024 MLB season. 

Arizona has won seven of the previous ten games in the series against Detroit, winning by an average margin of.4 runs per game during that stretch. The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to avoid losing the series against the Detroit Tigers when they host Detroit for Game 2 of the series on Saturday night.

Odds and Series Trends

The Arizona Diamondbacks are listed as -153 moneyline favorites at home against the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the series on Saturday night, according to WagerWeb. Arizona has won seven of the last ten by an average margin of.4 runs per game, as well as two of the previous three meetings; however, in those contests, the Tigers have outscored the Diamondbacks by an average of 2 runs per game.

Game Pick

Zac Gallen has pitched well over his last three starts, allowing three or fewer runs in three straight games. He has an ERA of 2.86 and a record of 5-2 this season. Arizona has won four of the last five games against Detroit, winning by an average margin of.8 runs per game during those meetings. As a result, I am taking the moneyline for the Arizona Diamondbacks when they host the Detroit Tigers for Game 2 of the series on Saturday night.

Game Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks Moneyline (-153)