Detroit Tigers versus Philadelphia Phillies (May 1) MLB Over under pick, odds and prediction.
The Detroit Tigers were 12-14 through games played April 28, while the Philadelphia Phillies were on top of the National League East with a record of 16-12.
Tyson Ross is scheduled to pitch for the Tigers, while Aaron Nola is set to take the ball for the Phillies.
Detroit has struggled offensively this season.
Christian Stewart is tied for the team lead in home runs with only thee and in RBI with 13.
Grayson Greiner also has three home runs to go along with nine RBI, while Gordon Beckham has only four RBI to go along with his three home runs.
Future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera has only one home run in 99 at-bats.
As a team, the Tigers are hitting only .229 with 19 home runs and have averaged only 3.5 runs per game.
The Phllies have a much more potent attack.
Rhys Hoskins leads the team with eight home runs and 23 RBI, while Maikel Franco is right behind him with seven home runs and 22 RBI.
After a slump, Bryce Harper still has six home runs and 20 RBI while leading the league in walks with 23.
JT Realmuto has contributed to the attack with four home runs and 18 RBI.
As a team, the Phillies have hit 38 home runs and are averaging 5.2 runs per game.
Tyson Ross has done a decent job this season, despite his 1-3 record.
His ERA is a little better than the league average at 4.03 and has 22 strikeouts in 29 innings.
The Tigers have struggled in the bull pen, but have been good at the back end.
Buck Farmer has a 2.70 ERA in 10 innings and closer Shane Greene has allowed only one run in 13 innings, while saving 11 games.
The Tigers have allowed 4.4 runs per game.
For the Phillies, Aaron Nola was better in his last start after struggling to open the season.
For the season, he’s 2-0 with a 5.86 ERA.
He’s allowed seven home runs, but has 32 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings.
Adam Morgan has been stellar in relief, not allowing a run in 10 2/3 innings.
Pat Neshek has been a good set up man, allowing only three runs in 11 innings.
Closer Hector Neris has an ERA just under three with 19 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.
As a team, the Phillies have allowed 4.7 runs per game.
The Phillies hit better at home than on the road, so looking at six runs for this game is a distinct possibility.
Nola was third in the NL Cy Young voting last season and the Tigers haven’t been able to score.
Look for the Tigers to be held to two or three runs.
A nine run total, which is slightly above the league average is the most likely outcome for this game.