Indians vs. Tigers Prediction

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers, 5/16/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Detroit Tigers find themselves with a chance to get to first place in the AL Central when they host the Cleveland Indians this afternoon at 1:10PM ET. Can they do it?

Game Snapshot & Odds

909 Cleveland Indians at 910 Detroit Tigers

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

1:10PM ET – Comerica Park

TV: STO (Cle); FSDT (Det)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -135 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +125 at home, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game is currently unavailable. 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 clinging to lead

The Indians have lost the first two games int his series, blowing a lead on Tuesday to fall 9-8. The Indians are now 20-21 overall and 7-12 on the road to sit just ½ game ahead of the Twins and 1 game ahead of the Tigers in the AL Central. Cleveland is averaging 4.90 runs per game this season while allowing 4.51 per contest.

Trevor Bauer gets the start for the Indians this afternoon. He is 2-3 through eight starts with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. He has pitched 51 innings and has 57 strikeouts with 21 walks.

Tigers within a game

Detroit has won three straight games to get themselves within a game of first place. The Tigers are 19-22 overall and 12-9 at home. Detroit is putting up 4.59 runs per game on the year while allowing 4.73 per contest.

Ryan Carpenter gets the start for the Tigers. He has seen very limited action on the mound this season. He has pitched 3.2 innings over two appearances and has given up three earned runs, two home runs and two walks with four strikeouts.

MLB Betting Trends

Cleveland

The Indians are just 1-6 in their last seven road games and they have lost Bauer’s last five road starts. They are also 2-7 in Bauer’s last nine road starts against a losing team.

Detroit

The Tigers are just 22-48 in their last 70 games following a win and 6-15 in their last 21 Wednesday games.

Prediction:

Cleveland certainly isn’t playing well, but they blew a big lead on Tuesday. I don’t expect their bullpen to do that consistently. Detroit doesn’t have much on the mound today in Carpenter, so I think Cleveland will be able to have some early success at the plate and pick up a needed win.

 

The Pick: Cleveland Indians -135

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