On the evening of May 17, 2024, baseball fans will be treated to a compelling matchup as the Detroit Tigers visit the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, with first pitch set for 9:40 PM under clear skies.

The pitching match-up will feature Detroit’s Tarik Skubal, who brings a commendable ERA of 2.020 into the contest, against Arizona’s Ryne Nelson, whose ERA currently stands at 5.329. The Tigers, positioned 10th in the AL Central Division with a 21-22 record, show a respectable performance within their division at 10-6, ranking fourth. They have a recent downturn with just three wins in their last 10 games, and are looking to rebound from a two-game losing streak. The team has struggled slightly more at home with a 10-13 record, compared to 11-9 on the road.

Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks are sixth in the NL West with a slightly lower win-loss record of 21-23. They have been fairly consistent both at home and on the road, holding an 11-11 and 10-12 record, respectively. Despite their lower ranking, they come into this matchup with momentum, having won seven of their last ten games and riding a win streak.

As the game looms, odds suggest an intriguing betting landscape. The points spread is set at 1.5, with an over/under of 8.0, hinting at expectations of a moderately high-scoring affair. Those betting on the away team, the Detroit Tigers, will find the money line set at -143, suggesting a slight favoritism towards them. Meanwhile, home supporters of the Arizona Diamondbacks might find value in the +122 money line, presenting a potential lucrative opportunity for bettors believing in an upset.