Tigers vs. Indians Pick
Will the Detroit Tigers continue their win streak today when they go on the road to face the Cleveland Indians at 6:10PM ET?
Monday, April 9, 2018
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field – Chicago, Illinois
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 34 degrees, 11mph Winds
Time: 6:10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Cleveland is favored at home today, as the Indians are being given odds of -195 to win tonight. The Tigers are getting a money line of +165 to win. The over/under total is currently listed at 8 runs.
The pitching matchup tonight has Francisco Liriano on the mound for the Tigers to face Corey Kluber of the Indians. Liriano had a strong first start, going 6.2 innings while allowing just one run on four hits against the Royals to get a victory. Kluber is 0-1 on the season despite having two good starts. He has pitched 15 innings and allowed four runs with 14 strikeouts and three walks.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing Cleveland today. The Indians are currently getting 57 percent of the wagers for this game as the favorite against Detroit.
Detroit has nobody listed on the injury report for today’s game. Cleveland outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall has been put on the DL due to a calf strain and is expected out until late May.
Detroit is coming off a road sweep of the Chicago White Sox to move to 4-4 on the season. The Tigers are putting up 4.75 runs per game this season while allowing 4 per contest. Miguel Cabrera is leading the team at the plate right now with one home run, three doubles and nine RBI. Dixon Machado has added six doubles and seven RBI.
The Indians are coming off a series win at home over the Royals to move to 4-5 on the season. Cleveland is averaging just 3 runs per game this season while allowing 3.56 per game. Edwin Encarnacion has three home runs and four RBI to lead the Tribe while Yonder Alonso and Yan Gomes each have two home runs and five RBI.
Cleveland’s lack of hitting thus far is concerning, as they can’t expect their pitching to win games every day. Detroit has been hitting well, but hasn’t faced a pitcher like Kluber. Detroit will need Liriano to have another great outing and I don’t think we can count on him to string together quality starts quite yet.
MLB PREDICTIONS: CLEVELAND INDIANS -195