MLB Moneyline Insights: Guardians vs Tigers - 7/9

MLB Moneyline Insights: Guardians vs Tigers - 7/9

MLB Moneyline Insights: Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers - 7/9

Game Summary

On July 9, the Cleveland Guardians face off against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Guardians, currently with a record of 43-48, are looking to gain momentum against the Tigers, who boast an impressive 56-33 record. The Guardians have struggled lately, losing more games than they have won in recent weeks. They will rely heavily on their starting pitcher, Kenta Maeda, who has had a tough season with a 2-5 record and a 6.71 ERA. On the other hand, the Tigers will look to Ben Lively, who has been solid with an 8-4 record and a 3.14 ERA.

Historically, these two teams have had a competitive rivalry, with each game bringing its own set of challenges. The Guardians have had issues with their pitching staff and defense, ranking 14th in ERA at 3.95 but struggling with errors, sitting 6th with 54 errors. The Tigers, meanwhile, have shown strength in both hitting and pitching, ranking 3rd in wins and 8th in ERA. The Guardians will need their key players like Riley Greene, who leads the team with a .258 batting average, to step up if they hope to take down the Tigers.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Betting Line Odds
Over/Under O/U 8.5
Cleveland Guardians Moneyline -154
Detroit Tigers Moneyline +130
Cleveland Guardians Spread -1.5 (+125)
Detroit Tigers Spread +1.5 (-145)

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA WHIP IP H K BB HR
Kenta Maeda (CLE) 2-5 6.71 1.52 63.0 74 48 22 13
Ben Lively (DET) 8-4 3.14 1.16 77.1 68 67 22 11

 

Team Previews

Cleveland Guardians

Hitting: The Guardians have struggled offensively, with a team batting average of .230, ranking 25th in the league. Riley Greene leads the team with a .258 batting average. They have managed 694 hits, placing them tied for 23rd.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has been decent, recording 19 saves, ranking tied for 23rd. Their ERA is 3.95, which is 14th in the league.

Fielding: Defensively, the Guardians have committed 54 errors, ranking 6th, which has been a significant issue.

Starting Pitchers: Kenta Maeda has had a tough season with a 6.71 ERA and a 2-5 record. The starting rotation needs to step up to support the offense.

 

Detroit Tigers

Hitting: The Tigers have been solid offensively, with a team batting average of .246, ranking 12th. Steven Kwan leads with a .358 average. They have 719 hits, ranking tied for 17th.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has been outstanding with 32 saves, ranking tied for 2nd. Their ERA is 3.69, ranking 8th.

Fielding: The Tigers have made 44 errors, ranking tied for 21st, showcasing a relatively stable defense.

Starting Pitchers: Ben Lively has been a standout with an 8-4 record and a 3.14 ERA. The starting rotation has been a key factor in their success.

 

Team Injuries

Cleveland Guardians

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Will Brennan RF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 9

 

Detroit Tigers

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Parker Meadows CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
Kerry Carpenter RF Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 1

 

Betting Trends

  • Guardians are 2-5 in their last 7 games.
  • Tigers are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
  • Guardians are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
  • Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
  • Under is 4-1 in Guardians' last 5 games.
  • Over is 6-4 in Tigers' last 10 games.
  • Guardians are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Detroit.
  • Tigers are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall.

 

Recent Games

Cleveland Guardians

Opponent Score W/L
@ Detroit L1-0 L
@ Cincinnati W5-1 W
@ Cincinnati W5-3 W
@ Cincinnati W5-4 W
@ Minnesota L12-3 L

 

Detroit Tigers

Opponent Score W/L
vs Cleveland W1-0 W
@ Cincinnati W5-1 W
@ Cincinnati W5-3 W
@ Cincinnati W5-4 W
@ Minnesota L12-3 L

 

Team Rankings

Category Cleveland Guardians Detroit Tigers
Hitting 25th 12th
Starting Pitching 14th 8th
Relief Pitching Tied-23rd Tied-2nd
Fielding 6th 21st

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • Guardians are 2-5 in their last 7 games overall.
  • Tigers are 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.
  • Under is 4-1 in Guardians' last 5 games overall.
  • Guardians are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
  • Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
  • Over is 6-4 in Tigers' last 10 games overall.
  • Guardians are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Detroit.
  • Tigers are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall.
  • Guardians' bullpen ranks 23rd in saves.
  • Tigers' bullpen ranks 2nd in saves.

 

Weather

Mostly sunny with a temperature of 86°F.

Weather Details

 

Prediction

Pick: Detroit Tigers Moneyline (+130)

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The Detroit Tigers have been playing excellent baseball recently, boasting an 8-2 record in their last 10 games. Their starting pitcher, Ben Lively, has been solid all season with an 8-4 record and a 3.14 ERA. The Guardians, on the other hand, have struggled both offensively and defensively. Kenta Maeda has had a tough season, and the Guardians' recent form has not been promising. Given the Tigers' strong home record and recent performance, they are the more favorable pick to win this game.

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