Indians vs. Tigers Tuesday Prediction
The Indians have received excellent starting pitching during their current four-game winning streak but Corey Kluber has yet to earn his first victory. Will it come on Tuesday afternoon in Detroit where the Indians will visit the Tigers at 1:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
1:10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Indians are -152 moneyline favorites. As of this writing, 61% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Indians to beat the Tigers on the moneyline.
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Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin
Tyler Naquin went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI single and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays. Nice little afternoon for Naquin, here. He came through with an RBI single off Marcus Stroman in the first inning to help get the Indians off to a 2-0 lead. Over the course of 23 at-bats thus far, the 27-year-old outfielder is slashing .304/.304/.391. Prior to Sunday's action, he had picked up neither an RBI nor a stolen base. Can check both those off the list now.
Detroit Tigers Fantasy Spin
Christin Stewart went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple, an RBI single and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Royals. Stewart twice nicked up Royals starter Brad Keller in this one. He raced around for the RBI triple in the second inning and later came through a run-scoring single in the sixth. The 25-year-old outfielder had gone through a little six-game stretch without a hit before picking it back up over the past three contests. He has gone 5-for-10 in this recent three-game stretch.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won all five of Kluber’s last five starts versus the Tigers and are 5-1 in his last six road outings versus Detroit.
The Tigers are winless in Zimmermann’s last six starts versus the Indians are also 0-4 in his last four home starts versus Cleveland.
Kluber was not sharp in either of his starts. His control hasn’t been great, opponents are square him up and he has registered just nine strikeouts. Zimmermann, meanwhile, has allowed just one run and only a single walk this far this season. Cleveland’s projected lineup has an average strikeout rate of just 28% against right-handed pitching and will be missing Francisco Lindor yet again. Given how hittable Kluber has looked in the early going, I’m taking a flier on the Tigers at +125.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +125