Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 15 (8/15): MLB

Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 15 (8/15): MLB

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Odds

Time 3:10 p.m. EST
Tigers money line +175
Tigers run line +1.5 (-115)
Guardians money line -215
Guardians run line -1.5 (-105)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Cleveland Guardians Detroit Tigers
Record 61-53 43-73
Home / road record 29-22 18-40
Last 10 record 7-3 1-9
Streak W1 L8
Over / under record 40-65-11 58-50-1
Runs / game 4.33 3.17
Runs allowed / game 4.15 4.38

 

Preview

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.

Cleveland Guardians

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.

Probable Pitcher:

Aaron Civale (2-5, 6.05 ERA) will be on the mound for the Guardians in the 1st game of the series. Civale pitched four innings, allowing two runs on three hits while hitting a batter and striking out four in Wednesday's win over the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision. He has a 7-0 record with an ERA of 2.11 and 43 strikeouts in 9 appearances versus the Tigers in his career.

Detroit Tigers

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.

Probable Pitcher:

Drew Hutchison (1-6, 4.45 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 1st game of the series. Hutchison allowed three runs on eight hits across five innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Guardians. He walked one and struck out three. He is 1-2 with an ERA of 6.59 and 20 strikeouts in 7 appearances versus the Guardians in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

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.

Prediction

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'll send Aaron Civale to the mound who has been solid in his last 3 starts and has dominated the Tigers in his career. The Tigers continue to struggle offensively as they have scored only 2.8 runs per game in the last 10 games. Drew Hutchison will take the mound who has struggled this season and the Tigers have lost in 6 of his 9 starts. The Guardians are on fire right now so they need to take advantage on this series against one of the worst teams in the league. Take the Guardians.

PICK: Guardians -1.5 (-115)

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