Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds & Free Pick

April 30, 10:10 PM EDT

Betting Odds

DET +280/LAD -340
DET +1.5 +143/LAD -1.5 -163
7.5ov -116

The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Detroit Tigers on Friday, April 30th at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 10:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-268), with an OU line set at 7.5.


Detroit: Beau Brieske (0-1, 5.4)
Los Angeles: Clayton Kershaw (3-0, 2.65)


Detroit Tigers: 6-13-0 SU / OU 7-12-0 / Run Line W/L 7-12-0
Los Angeles Dodgers: 13-6-0 SU / OU 5-13-1 / Run Line W/L 13-6-0

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The Tigers will look to bounce back from a tough loss to the LA Dodgers by the score of 5-1. The loss came as Detroit was the betting underdogs, getting 125.0. Through 16 games as the underdog, the team has a win percentage of 31.0%. On their way to giving up 5 runs, the Detroit pitching staff allowed a total of 6 hits. Offensively, the team generated a total of 6 hits of their own. Combined, the Tigers and LA Dodgers fell short of the over-under betting line of 7.5 runs. So far, Detroit has been a good candidate to fall below the betting lines, as their over-under record sits at just 7-12-0.

The Tigers will be hoping to pick up a win in today's matchup, as they have gone just 0-5 over their last 5 games. In this rough stretch of games, the team's run differential comes in at -20. A key reason for Detroit's recent struggles is an offense averaging just 1.6 runs per game over their last 5 contests, compared to a season average of 3.11. Detroit's overall series record is just 1-6-0.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping for a repeat of their last game, as they took down Detroit by a score of 5-1. In the game, Los Angeles was able to take care of business as they were the favorites at -205.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 19 games, winning at a rate of 68.0%. Offensively, Los Angeles came up with 6 hits, while the team's pitching staff allowed 6 hits, leading to 1 run. With this result, Dodgers and Detroit combined to fall below the over-under line of 11.5 runs. This result comes as no surprise, as the team's over-under record is just 5-13-1.

In their last 5 games, the Dodgers have put together a record of 3-2. During this time, the team's run differential sits at 12. Offensively, Los Angeles's lineup has been steady 4.6 runs per game over their last 5 contests. For the season, the team comes in with a per-game average of 5.00. On the season, Los Angeles has won more than half of their series, going 5-2-0.

Pitching Matchup

For the Tigers, Beau Brieske gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 0-1. To date, Brieske has an ERA of 5.4, while lasting an average of 5.0 innings per appearance. Currently, his batting average allowed is at 0.167. However, opponents are averaging, averaging 3.6 homers per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, Brieske's has a strikeout percentage of 15.0% and a per 9 average of 5.0. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 2.0 walks per contest.

For the Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 3-0. Heading into his matchup vs Detroit, Kershaw has a strong ERA, sitting at just 2.65. This has come while averaging 5.67 innings per appearance. On the season, opposing team's have put together a batting average of 0.167 against Kershaw. On average, opponents are averaging 1.06 home runs against the left-hander. A strength of Clayton Kershaw's game is his ability to generate swings and misses, striking out batters at a rate of 37.7%, while having yet to give up a walk.

Detroit vs Los Angeles History

So far, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers have met up one time, with Los Angeles winning the season series 1-0. Through 1 game, the series' over-under record is 0-1. Last season, the two teams did not face each other.

Betting Trends

  • Tigers are 9-4 in their last 13 interleague games.
  • Tigers are 9-4 in their last 13 interleague games as an underdog.
  • Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Dodgers are 49-11 in their last 60 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Tigers vs. Dodgers Runline Prediction 4/30/22

With the moneyline being set at -278 in favor of the Dodgers, there is not enough value to take LA to pick up the win. Instead, look for the Dodgers to cover the run line. Throughout the season, they have a run line record of 13-6, while Detroit is just 7-12. Look for this to take place yet again, the Tigers are one of the worst hitting teams against lefties.

Free Pick: 
Take the Dodgers -1.5 -143