Indians vs. Tigers Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians create some space in the AL Central when they hit the road to face the Detroit Tigers tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, May 14, 2018
7:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: STO (Cle); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are the heavy favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -220 to win. The Tigers are getting a money line of +200 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting currently has 68 percent going on the Indians on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Indians dominating the series
Cleveland has dominated this series, winning all four matchups this year and the last 10 dating back to last season. They have been struggling somewhat lately, but are winners in three of their last four games. The Indians are now 20-19 overall and 7-10 on the road. Cleveland is averaging 4.87 runs per game this season while allowing 4.36 per contest.
Carlos Carrasco gets the start for the Indians tonight. He is 5-1 on the season with a 3.61 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. Carrasco has pitched a total of 52.1 innings this season and has 53 strikeouts with 11 walks He earned a complete-game win over the Tigers earlier this year, allowing one run and three hits.
Tigers struggling for consistency
Detroit has alternated wins and losses over its last six games following a 5-4 win over the Mariners on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers are now 17-22 overall and 10-9 at home. Detroit is putting up 4.44 runs per game on the year while allowing 4.69 per contest.
Mike Fiers will start for the Tigers tonight. He has started six games this season and has a 3-2 record with a 4.73 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Fiers has pitched 32.1 innings and has 21 strikeouts with five walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won 12 of Carrasco’s last 13 starts against the Tigers and six straight road starts in Detroit. They have also won his last five Monday starts.
The Tigers are 1-6 in their last seven Monday games and 7-23 in their last 30 home games against a winning record.
Cleveland has been in a little bit of a funk lately, but Carrasco has Detroit’s number. He has been dominant against them over his career and I don’t think Fiers will have what it takes to match Carrasco’s effort on the mound today. Detroit doesn’t have a bullpen Fiers can turn to to stop the bleeding either.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -220