Tigers vs Reds Prediction

Our MLB betting model gives the Cincinnati Reds a 53.95% chance of defeating the Detroit Tigers on July 5, 2024. With Carson Spiers on the mound, the Reds are slightly favored, offering a small value at -108 odds. For more detailed analysis, visit our MLB Picks page.


Welcome to our detailed analysis and prediction for the upcoming game between the Detroit Tigers and the Cincinnati Reds, set for Friday, July 5, 2024. Our Tigers vs Reds Prediction will provide an in-depth look at the pitching matchup, offensive comparisons, and bullpen strength, along with our recommended betting pick based on advanced MLB stats and our proprietary betting model. As always, remember that odds can change, so it’s crucial to shop around for the best MLB odds across different sportsbooks.

Game Info & Sportsbook Odds

Date: Friday, July 5, 2024
Ballpark: Great American Ball Park

TeamDecimal OddsUS Odds
Detroit Tigers1.99-101
Cincinnati Reds1.93-108

Always ensure to check multiple sportsbooks for the best odds, as they can fluctuate leading up to the game.

Starting Pitchers

Reese Olson (Detroit Tigers)

  • Hand: Right Handed Pitcher
  • ERA: 3.32

Carson Spiers (Cincinnati Reds)

  • Hand: Right Handed Pitcher
  • ERA: 4.00

Advanced Pitching Stats Comparison

When comparing both starting pitchers, we dive into advanced metrics to gauge their performance more accurately.

Reese Olson

  • SIERA: 3.8
  • xFIP: 3.6
  • K/9: 8.16
  • BB/9: 2.62
  • WHIP: 1.2
  • GB/FB: 1.7
  • xERA: 3.43

Carson Spiers

  • SIERA: 4.12
  • xFIP: 4.11
  • K/9: 7.00
  • BB/9: 1.50
  • WHIP: 1.11
  • GB/FB: 0.92

Reese Olson’s advanced stats suggest he has a slight edge over Carson Spiers. Olson’s lower xFIP and higher strikeout rate (K/9) indicate better underlying performance and strikeout ability, which is crucial in high-leverage situations.

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Bullpen Matchup

The strength of the bullpens can often be a decisive factor in close games. Here’s how the bullpens rank:

  • Detroit Tigers: 19th
  • Cincinnati Reds: 15th

The Reds hold a slight advantage in the bullpen matchup, which could be pivotal in the later innings.

Offensive (Hitting) Matchup

Overall Rankings

TeamOverall RankRank vs Left-Handed PitchersRank vs Right-Handed Pitchers
Detroit Tigers262223
Cincinnati Reds211527

The offensive comparison reveals that both teams struggle against right-handed pitchers, which could lead to a low-scoring game. However, the Reds’ slightly better overall and situational hitting metrics provide them with a minor edge.

Tigers vs Reds Prediction

MLB Betting Model Probability for Tigers vs Reds Prediction

Our proprietary MLB betting model calculates the probabilities for this game as follows:

  • Detroit Tigers (Reese Olson): 46.05%
  • Cincinnati Reds (Carson Spiers): 53.95%

MLB Model Projected Odds

  • Detroit Tigers: 2.17 (Decimal), +117 (US Odds)
  • Cincinnati Reds: 1.85 (Decimal), -117 (US Odds)

Based on these projections, the Reds have a higher probability of winning, and their current odds offer a slight value.

Recommended MLB Pick

Given the analysis and the slight edge in probabilities, our recommended pick for this game is:

  • Side: Cincinnati Reds
  • Pitcher: Carson Spiers
  • Odds: -108
  • Adjusted Kelly Criterion Calculated Value: 0.44
  • Confidence: Tiny Value

Our model suggests that there is a small value in betting on the Reds at the current odds.

Conclusion: Tigers vs Reds Prediction

In conclusion, our Tigers vs Reds Prediction leans towards a Cincinnati Reds victory, supported by slightly better pitching and offensive metrics, along with a marginally stronger bullpen. As always, use this prediction as part of your overall betting strategy and remember to shop for the best MLB odds and take advantage of any promotions. For more detailed betting advice and model-based predictions, check our MLB Picks page or explore our sports betting courses to learn how to bet analytically like a pro.

Use this Tigers vs Reds Prediction to inform your bets, but never blindly follow any single sports pick. Always consider multiple sources and ensure you’re making well-informed decisions to maximize your betting success.

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