Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Monday June 15th, 2015. At 7:08 PM EST.
The (28-33) Cincinnati Reds of the National League Central Division will make the trip to the “MOTOR CITY”. For the first of a two-day interleague set. Cincinnati will take on the (33-30) Detroit Tigers of the American League Central in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Best Sports Handicapper believes Cincinnati Reds have the talent to compete for a playoff spot in 2015. The Detroit Tigers have been the model of consistency in baseball. It will be World Championship or bust again this season. The opening betting line has Cincinnati as a +150 road underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is 8′ runs for Monday’s game.
The 2015 Cincinnati Reds have dropped two of their last three baseball games. The Reds close out the series with the Cubs on Sunday June 14th. Cincinnati is fourth in the Division, twelve and a half games out of first-place. Cincinnati is 11-20 on the road this season.
*Third Baseman Todd Frazier leads the batting order in home runs, hits, and RBI S.
*First Baseman Joey Votto has team-high .398 on base percentage.
*Second Baseman Brandon Phillips has a team-best .305 batting average.
*The Reds batting order has a .407 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Johnny Cueto leads the rotation with a 2.85 era with eighty-two strikeouts.
*Reliever J.J. Hoover has a staff best five wins.
*The Cincinnati pitching staff has 7.27 strikeouts per game.
*The Reds play host to the seam Tigers on Wednesday and Thursday June 17th and 18th.
*Notable injuries: Shortstop Zack Cozart is out for the season with torn knee ligaments.
*Right Fielder Marlon Byrd is on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury.
*The betting odds over the total are 11-3 Cincinnati last fourteen on grass.
*Cincinnati is 7-21 their last twenty-eight interleague games.
* The Cincinnati Reds are 4-6 their last ten MLB Expert Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under the betting odds total three.
*The Cincinnati Reds will have Right Hander Jon Moscot, who is (1-1) with a 4.91 ERA to the mound for the first game of the series. The Pepperdine University product went six innings, giving up two hits and two runs his last start on June 10th, a 5-2 home victory over Philadelphia.
*Bovada.Lv has the Cincinnati Reds at 100/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Title.
The 2015 Detroit Tigers have won two of three, including an 8-1 win over Cleveland on June 14th. Detroit is third in the AL Central, three games from the top spot. Detroit is 18-17 at home in 2015.
*First Baseman Miguel Cabrera leads the offense in all five major categories.
*Left Fielder Yoenis Cespedes has a .307 batting average.
*The Tigers offense have hit forty-eight home runs this season.
*Starting Pitcher David Price leads the pitching rotation with a 2.44 ERA and eighty-two strikeouts.
*The pitching staff has a 3.82 earned run average.
*Notable injuries: Designated hitter Victor Martinez is on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury.
*Catcher Alex Avila is also out of the lineup.
*Detroit starts an eight-game road trip on June 17th.
*The betting odds under the total are 6-1-1 Detroit last eight as a favorite.
*The Tigers are 2-7 their last nine baseball contests at home.
The Detroit Tigers are 5-5 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times, staying under the betting odds total four and has a push.
*Right Hander Anibal Sanchez, who is (4-7) with a 5.16 ERA will be on the hill for the first game of the series. The 6’0″ 205 pound Maracay native pitched 7.2, giving up six hits and no runs his last start, a 6-0 June 9th home victory over the Cubs.
*The Detroit Tigers are 7/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Championship.
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