Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 17 (7/17): MLB

Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 17 (7/17): MLB

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Odds

Time 4:10 p.m. EST
Tigers money line +
Tigers run line +1.5 ()
Guardians money line -
Guardians run line -1.5 ()
Over / under  

 

Key stats

  Detroit Tigers Cleveland Guardians
Record 37-55 46-44
Road / home record 15-31 25-19
Last 10 record 2-8 6-4
Streak L4 W3
Over / under record 33-54-5 42-43-5
Runs / game 3.18 4.26
Runs allowed / game 4.27 4.38

Preview

The Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Guardians will play the 4th game of the series at the Progressive Field on Sunday. The Guardians detroyed the Tigers 10-0 on Saturday's game and have the lead 3-0 on the series. 

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 37-55 record and have lost 8 of their last 9 games. They're averaging 3.18 runs and batting for .230 AVG, 283 runs scored in 672 hits and 52 home runs, ranking #30 in offense, the worst in the league behind the Oakland Athletics. Miguel Cabrera leads the team batting for .287 AVG, Javi Baez is leading in home runs with 9 and 35 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 4.27 runs per game and ranking #17 in the league. Tarik Skubal leads the pitching staff with a 4.11 ERA, 102 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher: TBA (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Brieske was lined up to start Detroit's final game before the All-Star break Sunday in Cleveland, but manager A.J. Hinch will instead employ a bullpen game..

Cleveland Guardians

The Guardians get here with a 46-44 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. They're averaging 4.26 runs and batting for .246 AVG, 371 runs scored in 726 hits and 66 home runs, ranking #18 in offense, the second worst in the league behind the Cincinnati Reds. Jose Ramirez leads the team batting for .290 avg, 17 home runs and 68 RBI. 

Defensively they are allowing 4.38 runs per game and ranking #19 in the league. Shane Bieber leads the pitching staff with a 3.24 ERA, 104 strikeouts and 4 wins recorded for the Guardians.

Probable Pitcher:  Shane Bieber (4-5, 3.24 ERA)

Bieber will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Guardians. In the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Bieber earned the victory, allowing just one run on three hits across nine innings to lead his team to a 4-1 triumph. He got seven outs. He has a record of 7-4 with an ERA of 2.61 and 97 strikeouts in 11 appearances versus the Tigers in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Detroit are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.

The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Detroit's last 20 games played on a Sunday.

Cleveland Guardians are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games played on a Sunday.

Prediction

The Tigers continue to struggle and lose games as they have lost 8 of their last 9 games and couldn't score a single run in the 3rd game of the series against Quantrill and the Guardians bullpen. They'll now face the ace Shane Bieber who just pitched a complete game against the White Sox allowing only 1 run but hasn't been that great against the Tigers this season. The Tigers are going with a bullpen day and believe it or not they're ranked #3 in the league with a 3.08 ERA. With that being said I think the best play is the under however the line is.

PICK:  Under  (-110)

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