Tigers vs. Indians Prediction
After a dominant win on Friday, will the Cleveland Indians roll past the Detroit Tigers again when they meet tonight at 6:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 23, 2018
6:10PM ET – Progressive Field
TV: FSDT (Det); STO (Cle)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -270 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +230 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 63 percent going on Cleveland at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tigers back in a slump
The Detroit Tigers have lost three straight games following a 10-0 loss to Cleveland in the series opener on Friday. Detroit is now 36-40 overall and 13-23 on the road. The Tigers are averaging 4.12 runs per game at the plate while allowing 4.63 per contest on the mound.
Francisco Liriano gets the start for the Tigers this evening. He has started 10 games this season and he has a 3-2 record with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. Over 57.2 innings, Liriano has 45 strikeouts with 29 walks. He is making his first start since May 26.
Indians on fire
The Indians have won five straight coming into today’s game, including their last two by a combined score of 22-0. Cleveland is now 41-33 overall and 25-13 at home. The Tribe are scoring 4.97 runs per game while allowing 4.20 per contest.
Trevor Bauer takes the mound for the Indians this evening. He has started 15 games this season and has a 6-5 record with a 2.50 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. Bauer has pitched a total of 100.2 innings and has 129 strikeouts with 33 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are just 14-38 in their last 52 games against the Indians and 6-21 in their last 27 games in Cleveland.
The Indians have won five of Bauer’s last six home starts and they are also 44-17 in their last 61 home games overall.
It’s hard to know what to expect from Liriano. Though his numbers are respectable, he was struggling prior to his absence. Bauer has better numbers than him and has logged a lot more innings. The Indians are really locked in at the plate and on the mound the last few days and I think they can pick up another lopsided win this evening.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -1.5 (-130)