Tigers vs. Rockies Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/22/2022

by | Apr 21, 2022

The Colorado Rockies (8-4) enter Friday’s matchup with the Detroit Tigers (5-7) following their 2-1 series victory over the Phillies. The Tigers, coming off of a series loss against the Yankees, are listed as -129 favorites for Game 1. The series begins at Comerica Park, starting at 7:10 PM ET. Detroit’s Tarik Skubal gets the start, and he’ll go against Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela.

Tigers vs. Rockies Spread and Betting Line

Tigers vs Rockies Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Tigers -129 +109 8 -105 -115 -1.5 +160 -185

Computer Predictions for Tigers vs. Rockies

Our computer pick: Colorado Rockies (+109) and Over (8)

Tigers vs. Rockies Game Info

  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Tarik Skubal
  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Antonio Senzatela
  • Game Day: Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Stadium: Comerica Park

Detroit Tigers vs Colorado Rockies Pitching Matchup

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

Tigers Starter Tarik Skubal

  • Skubal (0-1) gets the starting nod for the Tigers, his third this season.
  • His most recent appearance came on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, when the left-hander went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering no earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • In his two appearances this season, opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of .275 against him. He has a 3.72 ERA and averages 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He will take the mound against a Rockies squad that is hitting .282 as a unit (second in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .446 (second in MLB) with 12 total home runs (ninth in MLB).

Rockies Starter Antonio Senzatela

  • The Rockies’ Senzatela will make his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw five innings, giving up one earned run while allowing seven hits against the Chicago Cubs.
  • He has an ERA of 2.16, a batting average against of .457 and 2.2 strikeouts per nine innings in two games this season.
  • In two starts this season, Senzatela has lasted five or more innings one time, with an average of 4.1 innings per appearance.
  • The Tigers rank 26th in MLB with 36 runs scored this season. They have a .210 batting average this campaign with six home runs (28th in the league).

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • This is the first time the Tigers will play as favorites this season.
  • Detroit has not entered a game this season as a bigger favorite on the moneyline than the -129 odds on them winning this game.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 56.3% chance to win.
  • Games involving Detroit have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in four of 12 chances this season.
  • The Tigers are 5-7-0 against the spread in their 12 chances this season.

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rockies have won in six of the eight contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This season, Colorado has come away with a win six times in seven chances when named as an underdog of at least +109 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rockies have a 47.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Colorado’s games have gone over the total in four of their 12 opportunities.
  • In 12 games with a line this season, the Rockies have a mark of 7-5-0 against the spread.

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Austin Meadows is hitting .306 with a double, a triple and six walks.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Meadows ranks 193rd in homers and 108th in RBI.
  • Spencer Torkelson has hit two home runs with five runs batted in. Both lead his team.
  • Torkelson ranks 30th in home runs and 77th in RBI among all batters in MLB.
  • Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with a .308 batting average.
  • Cabrera will look to build on his two-game hitting in this game. In his last five games he is batting .294 with a double and two walks.
  • 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
Victor Reyes 10 .261 .320 .391 0 4 6

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • C.J. Cron has posted a team-high six home runs and has driven in 16 runs.
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Cron’s home run total is first and his RBI tally ranks second.
  • Cron has collected a hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .368 with two doubles, three home runs, two walks and nine RBI.
  • Connor Joe is hitting .349 to lead the lineup.
  • Joe is currently 30th in homers and 108th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Kris Bryant leads the Rockies’ lineup with a .349 batting average.
  • 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

Betting Tips for Tigers vs. Rockies

We have the Rockies on the moneyline at +109 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after analyzing all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 8 runs.

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