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2022 MLB Handicapping
(8-4) Colorado Rockies vs. Detroit Tigers (5-7)
Date: Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Projected Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela (COL) vs. Tarik Skubal (DET)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies -120 Tigers +100
MLB run line Betting Odds: Rockies -1.5, Tigers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
Interleague play sees the Rockies on the road to take on the Tigers on Saturday, April 23rd.
Antonio Senzatela will be getting the ball for the Rockies and Tarik Skubal gets it for the Tigers.
Colorado is currently a short favorite on the road in this one.
I think it is fair to say that the Rockies have shocked some people with the start they have gotten off to. Granted, there is still a very long way to go but it is certainly encouraging to see them play the way they have.
Ultimately, I am not sure how far will this team will end up going, but maybe they could continue to play like this throughout the season and be a threat in the NL.
As of right now, the main reason why I am skeptical of this team is because of their pitching. They do have some talented arms on the roster, but I do not feel they have enough to compete with some of the better teams in their division or league.
If they were able to go out there and acquire some arms to really bolster their rotation and bullpen, then I think you could be looking at a team that could be dangerous. Until then, I see them as being a slightly above-average middling ball club.
Colorado is coming off a series in which they took two games out of three from the Philadelphia Phillies. Even though their opponent has yet to really click yet, it was nice to see them play well against a team that a lot of people are very high on.
In the series with Philadelphia, the offense looked very good for this team. Because pitching is not a strength for the Rockies, they are going to have to really rely on the offense this season and that is going to be how they will win ball games.
German Marquez went 6 innings and allowed 4 earned runs in their last game. Considering the kind of lineup he had to navigate, he at least gave his team a chance to win but they were not able to get the job done when all was said and done.
Antonio Senzatela will get the ball in the first game of the double header on Saturday and Austin Gomber will get the ball in game 2.
The Tigers would have liked to have gotten off to a better start in the 2022 campaign. So far, it is not what you would call ideal.
Opposed to past years, this is a team that came into this year with some expectaions. They are no longer a true bottomfeeder in the American League and they are thought of to be a decent team that could make some noise.
I am not saying they are the most talented team in the league, but they have some big names on their roster. Given the players and manager they have, it is not unreasonable to feel that this team could compete and potentially be a playoff team this season.
In terms of their division, they still have a ways to go before they reach the level of the White Sox. Chicago has the clear advantage over every team in the Central and will be the favorite to win it for a while until something changes.
Detroit lost two games out three against the New York Yankees this week. Overall, it was a pretty dull series for them.
They were able to take the last game of the series with the Bombers by beating them 3-0. It is never easy to shut a team out, especially an offense such as that one.
In his first start of the season, Michael Pineda went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run against NY. He did not have very high strikeout numbers, but he was still quite effectivr out there which is all that matters.
Tarik Skubal will be on the bump for game 1 on Saturday. He is currently 0-1 with an ERA of 3.72.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- The Rockies are 8-3 in their last 11 games on grass.
- The Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- The Tigers are 9-4 in their last 13 interleague games.
Colorado Rockies vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
Game 1 of this series may not feature any pitchers that jump off the screen, but I feel it could be a pretty good matchup.
I have been impressed by what Colorado has done so far but that does not mean I feel they will just walk into Comerica and get the job done easily.
Detroit can certainly be competititve in this one and it would not shock me if they won outright. I like the fact they are getting runs at home against a team that is not much better than them.
Give me the Tigers at +1.5 here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tigers +1.5
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