Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 17 (8/17): MLB
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- Aug 17, 2022, 6:09:20 AM
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|Time||7:10 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|
|Cleveland Guardians||Detroit Tigers|
|Home / road record||30-24||20-41|
|Last 10 record||7-3||2-8|
|Over / under record||55-55-7||41-67-11|
|Runs / game||4.33||3.17|
|Runs allowed / game||4.15||4.38|
The Cleveland Guardians and the Detroit Tigers will play the 4th game of the series at the Progressive Field on Wednesday. The Tigers took the win 4-3 in the third game of the series. Cleveland manager Terry Francona was ejected in the ninth inning for arguing after the umpires ruled Myles Straw struck out with the tying run on third for the second out of the inning.
The Guardians get here with a 62-55 record and have won 7 of their last 10 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.
Cal Quantrill (9-5, 3.67 ERA) will be on the mound for the Guardians in the 4th game of the series. Quantrill allowed just one hit and struck out seven over seven shutout innings to earn the win Friday over the Blue Jays. He is 2-2 with an ERA of 2.73 and 29 strikeouts in 7 appearances against the Tigers in his career.
The Tigers get here with a 45-74 record and have lost 8 of their last 10 games. 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.
Daniel Norris (0-4, 5.97 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 4th game of the series. Norris will be making his second straight turn through the Tigers rotation following his call-up from Triple-A Toledo last week. In his first start of 2022 with the Tigers, the southpaw struck out one over 4.2 scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the White Sox on Friday. He is 4-5 with an ERA of 4.50 and 63 strikeouts in 21 appearances against the Cleveland Indians in his career.
Detroit are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games on the road.
Detroit are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games against Detroit.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home.
The Tigers continue to be trouble for the Guardians as they're 10-10 this season against them. For this game the Tigers will send Daniel Norris to the mound who has only 2 starts this season and has 4.50 ERA vs Cleveland in his career. Cal Quantrill will take the mound for the Guardians who has been solid in his last 2 outings allowing no runs across 13 innings pitched and dominated the Tigers the last time they met. Expect another strong start from Quantrill and the Guardians to win this game to tie the series.
PICK: Guardians -1.5 (-105)
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