Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 15 (8/15): MLB
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- Aug 15, 2022, 2:45:14 AM
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|Time||6:40 p.m. EST|
|Tigers money line||+167|
|Tigers run line||+1.5 (-115)|
|Guardians money line||-204|
|Guardians run line||-1.5 (-105)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Cleveland Guardians||Detroit Tigers|
|Home / road record||29-22||18-40|
|Last 10 record||7-3||1-9|
|Over / under record||40-65-11||58-50-1|
|Runs / game||4.33||3.17|
|Runs allowed / game||4.15||4.38|
The Cleveland Guardians and the Detroit Tigers will meet again to play a 4-game at the Progressive Field. The Tigers were swept by the White Sox in the weekend series while the Guardians beat the Blue Jays 2 of 3 times. The Guardians are 8-7 vs Tigers so far this season.
The Guardians get here with a 61-53 record and have won 7 of their last 8 games. They're averaging 4.33 runs and batting for .251 AVG, 496 runs scored in 983 hits and 90 home runs, ranking #16 in offense, behind the Houston Astros. Jose Ramirez leads the team batting for .285 avg, 22 home runs and 93 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 4.15 runs per game and ranking #12 in the league. Shane Bieber leads the pitching staff with a 3.18 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded with the Guardians.
Xzavion Curry (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Guardians in the 2nd game of the series. Curry went five innings for Double-A Akron against Richmond on Wednesday, striking out eight while allowing a single run on two hits and a walk. He's likely to start against the Tigers in the 2nd game of the double-header.
The Tigers get here with a 43-73 record and have lost 7 games in a row. They're averaging 3.17 runs and batting for .225 AVG, 368 runs scored in 861 hits and 67 home runs, ranking #30 in offense, the worst in the league behind the Oakland Athletics. Miguel Cabrera leads the team batting for .267 AVG, Javi Baez is leading in home runs with 11 and 45 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 4.38 runs per game and ranking #19 in the league. Tarik Skubal leads the pitching staff with a 3.52 ERA, 117 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded.
Bryan Garcia (0-0, 2.35 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 2nd game of the series. Garcia was sent down by the Tigers in early August but will serve as a spot starter during Monday's nightcap. Over two major-league starts this year, he's posted a 2.35 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 7.2 innings
Detroit Tigers are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
Detroit Tigers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
Cleveland Guardians are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games against an opponent in the American League.e.
The Guardians are on a hot streak playing great offense and defense as they have allowed only 1.8 runs per game in their last 10 games. For this game they're likely to call the rookie Xzavion Curry to start who has been great in his last 2 outings in the majors allowin no runs across 13 innings pitched. The Tigers continue to struggle offensively as they have scored only 2.8 runs per game in the last 10 games. Bryan Garcia will take the mound who's coming from a great start against the Rays where he didn't allow runs across 4 innings. Expect a low scoring game on this one so the bes tplay is the under.
PICK: Under 8.5 (-110)
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