MLB Moneyline Odds Today: Guardians vs Tigers 7/8

MLB Moneyline Odds Today: Guardians vs Tigers 7/8

MLB Moneyline Odds Today: Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers 7/8

 

Game Summary

The Cleveland Guardians will face off against the Detroit Tigers on July 8 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. This American League Central matchup will see the Guardians, who currently hold a 42-48 record, take on the Tigers, who boast a significantly better record at 56-32. Both teams are looking to gain ground in their division, with Cleveland aiming to improve their away game performances and Detroit looking to maintain their strong home record.

Keider Montero will be the probable starting pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians. Montero has had a challenging season so far, with a win-loss record of 1-2 and an ERA of 6.60. On the other side, Gavin Williams will take the mound for the Detroit Tigers. Williams has struggled even more, posting an ERA of 11.25 and a win-loss record of 0-1.

Offensively, the Cleveland Guardians have struggled throughout the season, ranking 26th in batting average with a team average of .228. The Detroit Tigers, however, have been more effective at the plate, ranking 12th with a .246 batting average. With thunderstorms expected on game day and a high temperature of 86°F, weather conditions might also play a role in this matchup.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 8.5
Cleveland Guardians Moneyline -154
Detroit Tigers Moneyline +130

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Keider Montero (CLE) 1-2 6.60 15
Gavin Williams (DET) 0-1 11.25 2

 

Team Previews

Cleveland Guardians

Hitting: The Guardians have struggled offensively this season, with a team batting average of .228, ranking 26th in the league. Their top hitter, Riley Greene, has a batting average of .261, 17 home runs, and 45 RBIs.

Relief Pitching: The Cleveland bullpen has been average, with 19 saves ranking tied-23rd in MLB.

Fielding: Cleveland has committed 53 errors, ranking tied-6th in the league, which reflects some defensive challenges.

Starting Pitchers: Keider Montero has had a tough season with an ERA of 6.60, and he will need to improve his performance to give the Guardians a fighting chance.

Detroit Tigers

Hitting: The Tigers have been more proficient at the plate, with a team batting average of .246, ranking 12th. Key contributors include Steven Kwan, batting .364, and Jose Ramirez with 23 home runs and 76 RBIs.

Relief Pitching: Detroit's bullpen has been a strength, with 31 saves ranking 3rd in the league.

Fielding: The Tigers have committed fewer errors (43), ranking tied-21st, showing solid defensive performance.

Starting Pitchers: Gavin Williams has struggled with an ERA of 11.25, and will need a strong outing to support the team's efforts.

 

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 8

 

Betting Trends

  • Guardians are 42-48 overall and 23-26 on the road.
  • Tigers are 56-32 overall and 30-11 at home.
  • Guardians' last five games have had three wins and two losses.
  • Tigers' last five games have had four wins and one loss.
  • Guardians rank 25th in hits with 682, while Tigers rank 18th with 709.
  • Guardians rank 21st in runs with 366, while Tigers rank 8th with 431.
  • Guardians have a team ERA of 3.99, ranking 16th; Tigers have a team ERA of 3.69, ranking 8th.
  • Guardians have committed 53 errors, ranking tied-6th; Tigers have committed 43 errors, ranking tied-21st.
  • Guardians' Riley Greene leads the team with a .261 batting average.
  • Tigers' Steven Kwan leads the team with a .364 batting average.

 

Recent Games

Cleveland Guardians Recent Games

Opponent Score Result
@ Cincinnati 5-1 W
@ Cincinnati 5-3 W
@ Cincinnati 5-4 W
@ Minnesota 12-3 L
@ Minnesota 9-2 W

 

Detroit Tigers Recent Games

Opponent Score Result
@ Cincinnati 5-1 W
@ Cincinnati 5-3 W
@ Cincinnati 5-4 W
@ Minnesota 12-3 L
@ Minnesota 9-2 W

 

Team Rankings

Category Cleveland Guardians Detroit Tigers
Hitting 26th 12th
Starting Pitching 16th 8th
Relief Pitching 23rd 3rd
Fielding 6th 21st

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • Guardians are 9-1 in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning record.
  • Tigers are 6-2 in their last 8 home games against a team with a losing record.
  • Under is 9-3 in Guardians' last 12 road games.
  • Over is 6-2 in Tigers' last 8 home games.
  • Guardians are 6-2 in Montero's last 8 starts on grass.
  • Tigers are 5-1 in Williams' last 6 starts.
  • Guardians are 4-0 in their last 4 games against a right-handed starter.
  • Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 games against a left-handed starter.
  • Guardians are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win.
  • Tigers are 7-2 in their last 9 games following a win.

 

Weather

Conditions: Thunderstorms

Temperature: 86°F

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Prediction

Pick: Detroit Tigers moneyline (+130)

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Despite the pitching struggles of Gavin Williams, the Detroit Tigers have shown strong performances both at home and overall this season. Their offense has been more consistent compared to the Guardians, and their bullpen has been a significant strength. Given the Tigers' solid home record and the Guardians' inconsistent road performance, the value lies with Detroit on the moneyline at +130.

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