Indians vs. Tigers Prediction
A late rally for the Cleveland Indians led to a win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Can the Tribe pick up another road victory when they meet up again today at 4:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 9, 2018
4:10PM 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 9 runs. The public betting for this game has 64 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 win third straight
Cleveland won its third straight on Friday with a 4-1 victory over the Tigers thanks to a late home run. The Indians are 33-28 overall with a 13-17 record on the road. Cleveland is putting up 4.93 runs per game this season while allowing 4.49 per contest.
Mike Clevinger gets the start for the Indians today. He has a 4-2 record through 12 starts with a 3.36 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Clevinger has pitched a total of 77.2 innings and has 64 strikeouts with 26 walks.
Tigers bullpen lets them down
The Tigers gave up a 3-run home run in the ninth to fall to the Indians on Friday. They have dropped three of their last four and five of their last seven. Detroit is now 30-35 overall and 20-15 at home. The Tigers are putting up 4.20 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.60 per contest.
Mike Fiers will pitch for Detroit on Saturday. Fiers has a 5-3 record through 11 starts and has a 4.33 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP. Fiers has pitched a total of 60.1 innings and has recorded 42 strikeouts with 13 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won seven straight starts by Clevinger and they have also won 16 of their last 23 road games against a team with a losing record.
The Tigers have won Fiers’ last five home starts and five of his last six starts overall. They are, though, just 19-41 in their last 60 divisional games.
Clevinger has been the better pitcher of the two and he has the better bullpen behind him along with a better batting order to help him. Fiers has been competitive, but the Detroit pen has let too many games get away from them. I think the Tigers keep it close, but the Indians eventually pull away.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -165