Indians vs. Tigers Prediction
Who will take the rubber match between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers when they wrap up their weekend series today at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, July 29, 2018
1:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: STO (Cle); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are the clear road favorite, as they are getting odds of -280 to win, while the Tigers are listed with a money line of +230 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 57 percent of the wagers going on Detroit 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.
Indians fall in Game 2
After winning the series opener, 8-3, on Friday, the Indians were edged by Detroit on Saturday 2-1. Cleveland is now 56-47 overall and 24-26 on the road. The Tribe are scoring 5.18 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.31 per contest.
Corey Kluber gets the start for the Indians today. He has been in a bit of a funk lately, but still has a 12-6 record through 21 starts with a 2.88 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. Kluber has 134 strikeouts and 18 walks over 137.2 innings of work.
Tigers continue trend
The Tigers were able to continue their flip-flopping on Saturday with the 2-1 win. They have alternated wins and losses over their last 10 games. The Tigers are now 45-61 overall and 27-26 at home. Detroit is putting up 3.92 runs per game this year and allowing 4.64 per contest.
Jordan Zimmerman will take the mound for the Tigers this afternoon. He is 4-2 through 13 starts and has a 3.97 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP. Zimmerman has 65 strikeouts and 12 walks over 68.0 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won seven of their last nine on the road and 50 of their last 67 in the division, but they have lost Kluber’s last three starts.
The Tigers are 9-24 in their last 33 games overall and 7-16 in their last 23 Sunday games. They are also just 2-7 in Zimmerman’s last nine home starts.
Kluber has been struggling as of late, giving up 13 runs over his last two starts, just 11.1 innings of work. Oddsmakers still see him as a dominant pitcher, but the results haven’t been there recently. He has given up at least three runs in four of his last five starts. Zimmerman has been pretty good for Detroit and I think he gives the Tigers a chance at home against this hot-and-cold Cleveland lineup. I will take the big home dog against the struggling Kluber.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +230