A series opener between the Cincinnati Reds (42-45) and Detroit Tigers (39-48) is scheduled for Friday at 7:10 PM ET, at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds (-115 moneyline odds to win) and the Tigers (-104) will square off in an expected close matchup. The starting pitchers are Carson Spiers (2-1) for the Cincinnati Reds, and Reese Olson (2-8) for the Detroit Tigers.

The Reds won 8-4 over the Yankees yesterday in their most recent Game. Jonathan India went 3-for-5 with a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively while Frankie Montas was earned the victory after throwing five innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits while striking out four.

The Tigers were beaten by the Twins 12-3 yesterday. Colten Keith went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI, and Kenta Maeda took the loss, throwing 3 2/3 innings, giving up nine earned runs on nine hits while striking out three.

Ahead of watching this Reds vs. Tigers matchup, here’s what you need to know about Friday’s action on the diamond, including viewing options.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Detroit Tigers odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Friday at 3:21 AM ET. For a full list of Sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Reds (-115, bet $115 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Tigers (-104, bet $104 to win $100)
  • Over/under: 9

Reds vs. Tigers: Live streaming info & game time

  • Game Day: Friday, July 5, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
  • TV Channel: MLB.tv
  • Live Stream: Fubo (Watch for free)

Reds stats and trends

Reds betting records

  • This season, the Reds have been favored 35 times and won 20, or 57.1%, of those games.
  • Cincinnati has a record of 18-14, a 56.2% win rate, when favored by -115 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Reds have a 53.5% chance to win.
  • Games involving Cincinnati have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 38 of 87 chances this season.
  • The Reds have an ATS record of 49-37-0 in 86 games with a spread this season.

Carson Spiers (Reds probable starter)

  • Spiers (2-1) takes the mound for the Reds in his fourth start of the season. He has a 3.13 ERA in 37 1/3 innings pitched, with 29 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday, the right-hander went six innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • The 26-year-old has a 3.13 ERA and 7 strikeouts per nine innings across eight games this season, while giving up a batting average of .247 to opposing hitters.
  • Spiers is trying to secure his third straight quality start in this outing.
  • Spiers is seeking his fifth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 4.6 frames per appearance on the hill.
  • He will face a Tigers offense that is batting .228 as a unit (25th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .373 (23rd in MLB) with 83 total home runs (23rd in MLB).

Reds batting stats

  • The Reds’ 86 home runs rank 20th in Major League Baseball.
  • Fueled by 240 extra-base hits, Cincinnati ranks 18th in MLB with a .379 slugging percentage this season.
  • The Reds have a team batting average of just .227 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.
  • Cincinnati has scored the 15th-most runs in the majors this season with 374 (4.3 per game).
  • The Reds have an OBP of .303 this season, which ranks 24th in MLB.
  • Cincinnati ranks 23rd with an average of 8.9 strikeouts per game.

Tigers stats and trends

Tigers betting records

  • The Tigers have been chosen as underdogs in 46 games this year and have walked away with the win 19 times (41.3%) in those games.
  • This season, Detroit has come away with a win 16 times in 41 chances when named as an underdog of at least -104 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Tigers have a 51% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Detroit and its opponents have gone over in 47 of its 87 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Tigers have posted a record of 38-48-0 against the spread this season.

Reese Olson (Tigers probable starter)

  • Olson gets the start for the Tigers, his 17th of the season. He is 2-8 with a 3.32 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 89 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last appeared on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, when he threw six innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • In 16 games this season, the 24-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.32, with 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .239 against him.
  • Olson is aiming to claim his fourth quality start in a row in this game.
  • Olson will look to extend a five-game streak of lasting five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.6 innings per outing).
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in five of his 16 appearances this season.
  • He meets a Reds offense that ranks 15th in the league with 374 total runs scored while batting .227 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .379 slugging percentage (18th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 86 home runs (20th in the league).
  • The 24-year-old ranks 25th in ERA (3.32), 41st in WHIP (1.198), and 44th in K/9 (8.2) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

Tigers batting stats

  • The Tigers average 1.0 home run per game to rank 23rd in MLB play with 83 total home runs.
  • This season, Detroit’s .373 slugging percentage is 23rd in baseball.
  • The Tigers rank 25th in the majors with a .228 batting average.
  • The offense for Detroit is the No. 21 offense in baseball, scoring 4.1 runs per game (356 total runs).
  • The Tigers are 28th in MLB with a .292 on-base percentage.
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