Tigers vs. Indians Pick
Will the Cleveland Indians pick up a lopsided win over the Detroit Tigers when the two meet up against tonight at 6:10PM ET?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field – Chicago, Illinois
Weather: Cloudy, 53 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 -250 to win tonight. The Tigers are getting a money line of +230 to win. The over/under total is currently listed at 8 runs.
The pitching matchup tonight has Jordan Zimmerman on the mound for the Tigers to face Carlos Carrasco of the Indians. Carrasco is 2-0 through two starts despite having a 5.40 ERA. He has allowed seven runs over 11.2 innings with eight strikeouts and one walk. Zimmerman hasn’t taken a decision despite having an 8.71 ERA through two starts. He has allowed 10 runs over 10.1 innings with 11 strikeouts and two walks.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing Cleveland today. The Indians are currently getting 58 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.
The Indians have won the first two games in this series, 2-0 and 2-1, and have won nine straight meetings with the Tigers dating back to last season. Tuesday’s 2-1 win saw the Tribe use six pitchers to get the victory. Josh Tomlin pitched five innings and allowed four hits and no runs while the bullpen pitched the final four innings and allowed one run on two hits. Matt Boyd pitched seven innings of 1-run ball in the start for the Tigers.
Jose Ramirez and Roberto Perez each had a solo home run for the Indians in the victory while the Tigers got their lone run on a Jeimer Candelario double that brought in Victor Reyes. Candelario finished with three of the Tigers’ six hits.
Cleveland is heavily favored tonight, but I don’t like the money line given Carrasco hasn’t looked good in his two starts. He has gotten wins, but not because he has been strong. Zimmerman hasn’t looked good, but his hitters have stepped up for him. I think the Tigers will get to Carrasco today and put up some runs. Given the big lines, I am going to take my chances on the heavy underdog today.
MLB PREDICTIONS: DETROIT TIGERS +230