Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers Free Pick

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The Detroit Tigers will play host to their AL Central foe Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. SportsTime Ohio is in line to televise the matchup and the game is scheduled to get underway at 4:10 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Detroit (+145) is the home-team underdog to Cleveland (-155) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 9.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. The games runline odds sit at -110 for betting the Indians -1.5 runs and -110 for the Tigers +1.5 runs.

The Tigers are 30-35 SU and 36-28 ATS. The team’s gained 6.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.1 units against the spread (ATS). The Indians are 33-28 SU and have gone 26-34 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 7.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 11.9 units ATS.

Tigers games have an over/under record of 27-35-2 so far in 2018. The Indians have been a decent over bet with a total record of 33-25-2.

Right-hander Mike Clevinger is projected to start for the visiting Indians. Clevinger is 4-2 with a 3.36 ERA and 64 strikeouts. He has yet to face Detroit this year, but he did make four starts against the Tigers in 2017, compiling a 4-0 record against them with a 0.76 ERA and 23 strikeouts.

The Tigers are turning to righty Mike Fiers (5-3, 4.33 ERA), who has 42 strikeouts and 13 walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.34. Fiers is 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA across one starts against Cleveland this year.

Detroit’s pitching staff has given up 4.6 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The teams starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.29, a WHIP of 1.28 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.0. The bullpen has a 4.32 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.4 K/9. In 27 games against AL Central opponents, Tigers starters have an ERA of 3.85 and the bullpens ERA is 3.96.

The Detroit hitters are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .212/.286/.327 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Tigers offense has been led by Nicholas Castellanos, who is hitting .329/.369/.512 with six home runs, 34 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.49 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 8.88 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.89, along with a WHIP of 1.14 and a K/9 of 9.11.

Indians hitters have slashed .253/.323/.440 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game this year, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Francisco Lindor has led Cleveland’s hitters thus far and is slashing .291/.365/.538 with 14 home runs, 35 RBIs, 46 runs and six stolen bases.

The Indians are looking for another victory following a 4-1 win in the prior game of this series.

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in four of Cleveland’s last seven games.
  • The Indians have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit four over their last 10.
  • Cleveland has recorded 24.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 16.8 over its last five.