The Detroit Tigers will make a road trip to Progressive Field to face their division foe Cleveland Indians. Fox Sports Detroit will be televising the matchup. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Odds
Vegas has listed Detroit (+175) as the underdog to Cleveland (-185). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over 9.5 runs and +100 for under 9.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at -125 for the Tigers +1.5 runs and +105 for the Indians -1.5.
The Indians are 51-40 straight up (SU) and 44-46 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 4.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.6 units ATS. Cleveland has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven. The Tigers have gone 29-59 SU this year and are 35-52 against the spread. In total, the club has lost 20.5 units for moneyline gamblers and 22.8 units ATS. Detroit’s covered the spread only once in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.
Cleveland games have had an over/under record of 39-48-3 thus far in 2019. Detroit has an over/under record of 40-42-5.
Daniel Norris is getting the start for Detroit. The left-handed Norris (2-8, 4.96 ERA) has racked up 71 strikeouts in 90.2 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 7.71 ERA against Cleveland this year.
The Indians are turning to righty Adam Plutko (3-1, 4.95 ERA), who has 26 strikeouts and four walks, along with a 1.16 WHIP. Plutko is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA in one start against Detroit this year.
As a unit, Cleveland’s pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 4.19, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.0. The bullpen has a 3.49 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 39 games against AL Central opponents, Indians starters have an ERA of 4.00 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.98.
The Cleveland hitters have put up 4.5 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .270/.335/.523 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
First baseman Carlos Santana and shortstop Francisco Lindor have led the way for the Indians’ hitters this year. Santana is slashing .294/.415/.548 with 21 home runs, 54 RBIs and 63 runs scored, while Lindor’s line sits at .287/.346/.493 with 14 homers, 32 RBIs, 45 runs and 13 stolen bases.
For the visiting squad, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 5.5 runs per game and its starters own a 5.09 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.36 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.96, along with a WHIP of 1.40.
Tigers hitters have slashed .235/.297/.383 on their way to 3.7 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).
Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera continue to lead Detroit’s hitters. Castellanos is slashing .280/.339/.464 with nine home runs, 34 RBIs and 51 runs scored, while Cabrera is slashing .298/.361/.390 with five homers, 37 RBIs and 23 runs scored.
The Tigers have lost 18.5 units and are 27-43 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 29 of those games, compared to 37 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Indians have netted 4.0 units and are 15-12 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 15 of those games, compared to 12 which went under the total.
Tigers at Indians Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – UNDER
- Detroit has logged 20 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Cleveland has 21 XBH over its last five.
- The Tigers have a team OPS of .680 this season and an OPS of .669 against right-handed pitchers. The Indians’ OPS stands at .738 overall and .760 versus righties.
- Cleveland has posted 24.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.2 over its last five.
- The Tigers have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Indians have hit 15 over their last 10.