Last Updated: 2019-06-14
The Cleveland Indians are paying a visit to Comerica Park to face off against their AL Central foe Detroit Tigers. Fox Sports Detroit will be showing the matchup and the game is scheduled to get underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Odds
Detroit (+135) is the underdog to Cleveland (-145) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs (-110 for both the over and the under). You can also bet on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at +100 for the Indians -1.5 runs and -120 for the Tigers +1.5 runs.
The Indians are 34-33 SU and are 30-37 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 8.2 units ATS. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 25-40 SU and 29-35 ATS. They’ve lost 4.3 units for moneyline bettors and 8.6 units ATS.
Tigers games have had an over/under record of 28-33-3 so far in 2019. The Indians have been a decent under bet with a total record of 28-38-1.
The right-handed Adam Plutko will get the start for Cleveland. Plutko (2-1, 5.19 ERA) has racked up 11 strikeouts in 17.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (1-0, 2.25 ERA and five strikeouts across eight innings).
The Tigers are going with lefty Ryan Carpenter (1-3, 7.89 ERA), who has 19 strikeouts and seven walks to his name, along with a WHIP of 1.55. Carpenter only made one start against the Indians in 2018 (0-1, 9.00 ERA across five innings).
Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.74 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.28, along with a K/9 of 9.24.
Indians hitters have slashed .226/.311/.384 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game this season, including 3.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
Cleveland’s offensive production has been fueled by first baseman Carlos Santana and shortstop Francisco Lindor, who’ve collectively launched 25 home runs. Santana is slashing .286/.406/.530 with 14 home runs, 42 RBIs and 42 runs scored, while Lindor (.302/.369/.540) is up to 11 homers, 24 RBIs, 31 runs and seven steals.
In the other dugout, Detroit’s pitching staff has given up 5.3 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 4.52, a WHIP of 1.33 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 5.19 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.9 K/9. In 26 games against AL Central foes, Tigers starters have an ERA of 5.19 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.06.
The Detroit offense is putting up 3.5 runs per outing, including 4.0 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .246/.326/.425 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera have led the Tigers’ hitters this year. Castellanos is slashing .260/.317/.449 with seven home runs, 24 RBIs and 38 runs scored, while Cabrera’s line sits at .286/.351/.371 with three homers, 28 RBIs and 16 runs.
The Indians have gained 1.3 units and are 10-9 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 10 of those games, as opposed to nine that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Tigers have lost 7.4 units and are 21-31 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 20 of those games, compared to 30 that went under the total.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – UNDER
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The over has hit in four of Cleveland’s last seven outings.
Cleveland has recorded 19.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 19.8 over its last five.
The Indians have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit nine over their last 10.
The Indians have a total OPS of .696 this season, including an OPS of .654 against left-handed pitchers. The Tigers’ OPS sits at .675 overall and .714 against southpaws.