Indians vs. Tigers Thursday Prediction

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The Indians and Tigers will wrap up their three-game series in Detroit on Thursday afternoon after splitting the first two games of the series. Following a low-scoring game yesterday, will the over hit for bettors in Game 3?

Game Snapshot & Odds

915 Cleveland Indians (-141) at 916 Detroit Tigers (+120); 8 runs

Thursday, April 11, 2019

1:10 p.m. ET, Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 67% of the betting tickets are on the Indians to beat the Tigers on the moneyline.

Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin

Hanley Ramirez drove in the Indians’ lone run Wednesday in a loss to Detroit. Ramirez’s first and only hit of the afternoon came in the sixth inning when he laced a two-out double off Detroit hurler Matthew Boyd. Leonys Martin scored from second on the play, cutting the deficit to 2-1, though the Tigers would add two more later in the frame. Ramirez reached again in the eighth, working a two-out walk against Joe Jimenez. The 35-year-old has underwhelmed in the early going, hitting just .222 with 11 punch-outs in 27 at-bats.

Detroit Tigers Fantasy Spin

Niko Goodrum slugged a two-run homer as part of a two-hit performance Wednesday as the Tigers defeated the Indians 4-1. Goodrum staked Detroit to an early 2-0 advantage by launching a 369-foot missile off Trevor Bauer with two outs in the first inning. The round-tripper was Goodrum’s first since September 3 of last year. He also singled in the third and walked in the fifth but was stranded on both occasions. The 27-year-old owns a respectable .289/.413/.526 triple slash through 12 appearances and is also tied for third in the majors with six doubles this year.

MLB Betting Trends

Cleveland

The Indians are 4-1 in Shane Bieber’s last five starts.

Detroit

The Tigers have won five of their last six games overall.

Prediction:

The over is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and has cashed inf our of the previous five meetings at Comerica Park. The over has been profitable when Bieber pitches for the Indians, going 3-1-1 in his last five road starts and 5-2 in his last seven divisional games. Finally, the over is 5-1 in the Tigers’ last six games versus American League Central opponents.

The Pick: Indians/Tigers OVER 8

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