Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pick – MLB April 30, 2022

The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers have two more games at Dodger Stadium after opening a three-game series last night.

The Tigers couldn’t solve Tyler Anderson and the Dodgers’ bullpen, as they scored one run versus Anderson and that was all in a 5-1 final.

The Dodgers needed that one after back-to-back losses to the Diamondbacks. They suffered a 3-1 loss on Wednesday before looking like themselves last night.

The bats managed to put up 4 runs in a 5-3 and 3-1 loss. The Dodgers got overconfident in themselves and didn’t show up on the final two days.

Detroit is looking for progress this season, but it’s not the best opening stretch. The Tigers are going into tonight with a record of 6-13 and on a six-game losing streak.

Miguel Cabrara has his 3,000 hit, but the Tigers haven’t had a lot to celebrate this season. There are plenty more oppurtunities to come this season for the Tigers, though sitting in last in the AL Central wasn’t in the plans.

No one is expected the Tigers to be majorly competitive. However, progress that shows hints of the Tigers becoming a postseason team next year? Yeah.

Rookie Beau Brieske has a tough challenge at Dodger Stadium. He will likely have to pitch his arm off to get a win with Clayton Kershaw on the hump as well.

The Dodgers go into the second game of this series with a record of 13-6. The Dodgers are tied for first in the division despite the two ugly spots versus the Diamondbacks.

Head below for our free Tigers vs. Dodgers prediction on April 30, 2022.

Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Detroit Tigers +1.5 (+140) +285 Over 7.5 (-110)
LA Dodgers -1.5 (-160) -370 Under 7.5 (-110)
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Team Data Detroit Tigers Milwaukee Brewers
Overall Record 6-13 13-6
Away/Home Record 2-5 7-1
Batting Average .226 .239
Batting Average Away/Home .195 .247
Runs Per 9 3.17 5.18
Team ERA 3.46 2.15
Team ERA Away/Home 3.24 2.00

Tigers vs. Dodgers Prediction:

Clayton Kershaw will look to mow down a Tigers lineup that has struggled to find hits recently. They’ve scored 2 or fewer runs in four of their previous five attempts, and it’s likely not going to get better versus Kershaw.

The big lefty has appeared in two games this season. Kershaw was on fire to open the season, but struggled to get comfortable versus the Braves in a NLCS rematch.

Kershaw was pulled from a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins in his 2022 debut. He went 7 innings, having allowed no hits or walks. His next performance didn’t go as planned, though.

The Braves touched Kershaw up for 6 hits and 4 earned runs in 5 innings of work. Look for Kershaw to bounce back nicely versus the Tigers, though.

This looks like a great matchup for a pitcher to get his confidence back.

Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends:

Tigers

  • Record (Last 10): 3-7
  • 0-6 overall in their previous six games
  • 0-5 overall in their previous five games as an underdog on the road
  • 0-4 overall in their previous four interleague games versus a left-handed starter
  • 0-5 overall in their previous five games on the road
  • 1-7 overall in their second game of a series

Dodgers

  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 7-3 overall in their previous ten games at home versus the Tigers
  • 8-1 overall in their previous nine games at home
  • 20-6 overall in their previous 26 games versus the NL Central
  • 22-6 overall in their previous 28 games versus a team with a losing record
  • 46-13 overall in their previous 59 games at home

The Tigers rank 29th in the majors, with 3.19 runs scored per 9 innings. The lineup lacks home run power, as they’ve totaled just 0.43 per game.

Detroit was mentioned as a landing spot for some big bats in free agency, but they missed on Carlos Correa. Correa was offered a ten-year deal worth $275-million, which he declined and signed with the Twins.

Beau Brieske may be forced into an impossible situation at Dodger Stadium. The rookie has an ERA of 5.40 and a 1.00 WHIP after making his career debut against the Colorado Rockies at Comerica Park.

Brieske allowed 3 hits, 2 walks, and 3 earned runs across 5 innings of work. This is the first road start of his career, and it isn’t an easy one at Dodger Stadium.

Brieske, who was selected in the 27th round of the 2019 draft, had a 4.50 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in two Triple-A starts in Toledo before getting the call-up.

I’m with the Dodgers at home on the runline. After slipping up twice against the Diamondbacks, expect the Dodgers to respond with back-to-back wins at home versus the Tigers.

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