Indians vs. Tigers Prediction
Can the Detroit Tigers continue their strong play at home when they welcome the AL Central leaders, the Cleveland Indians, to town tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 8, 2018
7:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: FSDT (Det); STO (Cle)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -165 to win today. Detroit is listed with a money line of +150 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 61 percent going on Cleveland 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 struggling on the road
Cleveland is coming off back-to-back wins over the Brewers at home, but they have lost their last three road games. The Indians are 32-28 overall with a 12-17 record on the road. Cleveland is putting up 4.95 runs per game this season while allowing 4.55 per contest.
Trevor Bauer gets the start for the Indians on Friday night. He is 4-4 on the season through 12 starts with a 2.77 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Bauer has pitched a total of 78.0 innings and has 97 strikeouts with 28 walks.
Tigers competitive at home
The Tigers avoided being swept by the Red Sox in Boston on Thursday and they have won six of their last eight at home coming into tonight. Detroit is now 30-34 overall and 20-14 at home. The Tigers are putting up 4.25 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.61 per contest.
Michael Fulmer gets the start for Detroit tonight. He has started 12 games this season and has just a 2-5 record with a 4.73 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. Fulmer has 55 strikeouts with 27 walks over 66.2 innings in 2018.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are 45-15 in their last 60 against AL Central opponents and 7-3 in Bauer’s last 10 starts during a series opener.
The Tigers are just 1-5 in Fulmer’s last six starts overall and 1-10 in his last 11 starts against a team with a winning record.
Fulmer has been the “ace” for the Tigers, but he hasn’t looked like it this season. His stuff is lacking this year and it is showing in his numbers. Bauer has been much more consistent and better than Fulmer. Bauer faces the lesser lineup as well. That combination should lead to an Indians victory.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -165