Rockies vs. Tigers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/23/2022

by | Apr 22, 2022

Coming off of a 2-1 series win over the Phillies, the Colorado Rockies (8-4) are -123 favorites to pick up the win in Game 1 of a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers (5-7). The series begins at Comerica Park, starting on Saturday at 1:10 PM ET. Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela gets the start, and he’ll go against Detroit’s Tarik Skubal.

Rockies vs. Tigers Spread and Betting Line

Rockies vs Tigers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rockies -123 +103 8.5 -102 -118 -1.5 +130 -150

Computer Predictions for Rockies vs. Tigers

Our computer pick: Detroit Tigers (+103) and Over (8.5)

Rockies vs. Tigers Game Info

  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Antonio Senzatela
  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Tarik Skubal
  • Game Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Stadium: Comerica Park

Colorado Rockies vs Detroit Tigers Pitching Matchup

Senzatela Skubal
2 GS 2
1-0 W-L 0-1
2.16 ERA 3.72
8.1 IP 9.2
1 BB 1
2 SO 10

Rockies Starter Antonio Senzatela

  • Senzatela (1-0) gets the starting nod for the Rockies, his third this season.
  • In his last time out on Sunday, the right-hander threw five innings against the Chicago Cubs, giving up one earned run while surrendering seven hits.
  • Opposing hitters have a collective batting average of .457 against him this season. He has a 2.16 ERA and 2.2 strikeouts per nine innings over his two games.
  • He will face a Tigers offense that ranks 25th in MLB with 79 total hits (on a .210 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .311 (26th in MLB) with six total home runs (29th in MLB).

Tigers Starter Tarik Skubal

  • Skubal will take to the mound for the Tigers, his third start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, throwing 5 2/3 innings and giving up no earned runs.
  • He has pitched in two games this season with an ERA of 3.72, a 10 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.241.
  • Skubal has started two games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings one time. He averages 4.3 innings per appearance.
  • The Rockies rank second in MLB with a .282 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks second in the league (.446) and 12 home runs.

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rockies have won two of the four games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Colorado has a record of 1-2 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -123 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 55.2% chance of a victory for the Rockies.
  • Colorado and its opponents have gone over the total this season in four of their 12 opportunities.
  • The Rockies have an ATS record of 7-5-0 in 12 games with a spread this season.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Tigers have been victorious in five, or 41.7%, of the 12 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Detroit has a mark of 5-7 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +103 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Tigers have a 49.3% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Detroit’s games have gone over the total in four of their 12 opportunities.
  • In 12 games with a line this season, the Tigers have a mark of 5-7-0 against the spread.

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • C.J. Cron is the Rockies best power option, connecting on six homers this season in addition to collecting 16 RBI, both team highs.
  • Cron’s home runs put him first in MLB, and he ranks second in RBI.
  • Cron carries a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .368 with two doubles, three home runs, two walks and nine RBI.
  • Connor Joe is batting .349 to lead his team.
  • Joe ranks 35th in home runs and 114th in RBI among all MLB hitters this season.
  • Joe carries an eight-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .350 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, six walks and four RBI.
  • Kris Bryant leads the Rockies with a team-high batting average of .349.
  • Bryant will look to build on his three-game hitting in this game. In his last five games he is batting .333 with a double, a walk and two RBI.
  • Ryan McMahon is hitting .225 with five doubles, a home run and three walks.
C.J. Cron 12 .333 .365 .812 6 16 16
Connor Joe 11 .349 .451 .605 2 4 15
Kris Bryant 11 .349 .388 .442 0 4 15
Ryan McMahon 11 .225 .326 .425 1 7 9
Elias Díaz 11 .297 .316 .459 1 5 11

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Austin Meadows is hitting .306 with a double, a triple and six walks, while getting on base at a rate of .419.
  • Meadows’ home run total puts him 196th in MLB, and he ranks 114th in RBI.
  • Spencer Torkelson has been a reliable source of runs this year, leading the lineup with two home runs and five RBI.
  • Torkelson is 35th in home runs and 80th in RBI among all batters in the big leagues.
  • Miguel Cabrera paces the Tigers’ lineup with a .308 batting average.
  • Eric Haase is batting .160 with a double, a home run and three walks.
Austin Meadows 10 .306 .419 .389 0 4 11
Spencer Torkelson 12 .206 .357 .412 2 5 7
Miguel Cabrera 12 .308 .378 .359 0 3 12
Eric Haase 10 .160 .250 .320 1 2 4
Jonathan Schoop 12 .111 .184 .222 1 3 5

Betting Tips for Rockies vs. Tigers

Our best bet is the Tigers on the moneyline at +103 after taking a look at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will over the total of 8.5 runs.

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