The Cleveland Indians will play host to their division rival Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. The action will get underway at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to SportsTime Ohio to catch the game.
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Odds
Vegas is listing Detroit (+180) as the underdog to Cleveland (-190). The total sits at nine runs and bettors can take the over for -120 or the under for +100. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -125 for the Tigers +1.5 runs and +105 for the Indians -1.5.
The Indians are 82-64 straight up (SU) and 69-77 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 20.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 18.5 units (ATS). The Tigers, on the other hand, are 59-87 SU and have gone 77-69 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 6.4 units for moneyline bettors and 2.3 units ATS.
Cleveland games have had an over/under record of 70-69-7 in 2018. Tigers games have gone under 77 times, gone over 62 times and pushed on seven occasions.
Southpaw Matthew Boyd is projected to start for Detroit. Boyd is 9-12 with a 4.11 ERA and 148 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with nine strikeouts and a 6.30 ERA against Cleveland this year (two starts).
The Indians will put the ball in the right hand of Josh Tomlin (1-5, 6.63 ERA), who’s got 35 punchouts and 10 walks this season as well as a 1.51 WHIP. Tomlin is 0-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 2.92 ERA across two starts against Detroit this year.
As a unit, Cleveland’s pitching staff has allowed 4.0 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have a 3.43 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.63 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.2 K/9. In 63 divisional games, Indians starters have an ERA of 2.63 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.26.
The Cleveland offense has produced 5.0 runs per contest, including 5.3 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .206/.308/.365 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Indians’ batters have been led by Francisco Lindor, who is hitting .283/.356/.525 with 34 home runs, 85 RBIs, 119 runs and 23 stolen bases.
In the other dugout, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.48 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.40 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.37, along with a K/9 of 7.99.
The Tigers offense has slashed .242/.303/.383 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).
Nicholas Castellanos has led Detroit’s offense and is slashing .294/.350/.492 with 21 home runs, 81 RBIs and 78 runs scored.
The Indians are coming off of a 3-1 loss against the Rays, while the Tigers just lost a 5-4 game to the Astros.
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – OVER