Giants vs. Tigers MLB Odds, Picks, Predictions: How to Bet the Early Matchup (Wednesday, August 24)
Duane Burleson/Getty Images. Pictured: Matt Manning #25 of the Detroit Tigers.
Giants vs. Tigers Odds
|Over/Under||7.5 (-115 / -105)|
|Time||1:10 p.m. ET|
|Odds via DraftKings. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.|
Logan Webb will be tasked with trying to clinch the sweep, while also getting the Giants back over the .500 mark. Matt Manning will be making just his seventh start of the season and fifth since returning from injury.
The Giants look to improve upon their 27-32 road record with a victory, while the Tigers look to improve upon their general existence by earning a series split on Wednesday.
San Francisco Giants
Despite being less dominant than last season, Logan Webb has still been very good in 2022. It just hasn’t seemed to come as easily to him this season. Webb is more vulnerable on the road, but he’s still well above average in terms of road ERA, while his FIP and xFIP are also respectable.
The Giants’ offense has not been the platoon juggernaut it was last season. The Giants bring a 63 team wRC+ on the road against RHP over the past two weeks, which is 24th in MLB. This aligns more with who they have been this season than who they were in 2021.
Additionally, the Giants bullpen has been a nightmare. This is a unit that does not have the magic they had last season. While their motley crew of waiver wire pickups and low level dealing were one of the best units in MLB last season, they have not approached the same level of production this year.
Matt Manning has a very aesthetically pleasing 0.90 home ERA this season in a small sample, but 3.52 FIP and 4.27 xFIP at home are definitely red flags. While those numbers are not atrocious, they are still alarming.
The Giants’ offense is still patient despite its lack of overall production. This could test Manning as he looks to end 2022 on a strong and healthy note.
On the other side, the Tigers’ offense is impatient and bad. Kind of like the new intern at Julesyboy labs (my kitten). The Tigers have posted a 79 team wRC+ at home against RHP over the past two weeks at home and they will have their hands full with Webb on the mound.
One bright spot is the Tigers’ bullpen has been one of the better units in MLB this season and may be able to help them keep things close on Wednesday.
While nothing really jumps out about this match up, there are a few okay values here. Considering the Giants’ offensive struggles and their bullpen’s ineptitude, the Tigers’ +1.5 at -120 seems like a reasonable value for an outcome that seems achievable.
Neither teams are lighting up the scoreboard and although Manning is due for negative regression, the Giants’ inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities may help the Tigers keep this game close. Additionally, the Giants were very close to not covering in Tuesday night’s match up.
Therefore, the Tigers at +1.5 at -120 seems to be the move in this match up. It could be played to -130 or better.
Pick: Tigers +1.5 -120