Tigers vs. Indians Prediction
The Cleveland Indians picked up a big win last night in their attempt to gain an AL Wild Card spot. Can Cleveland win as huge favorites again today at home versus the lowly Detroit Tigers?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Progressive Field at 7:10PM ET
TV: SportsTime Ohio
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are a -285 favorite to win on the moneyline. The TIgers are a +257 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 78 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Cleveland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Greiner has two-hit night
Detroit fell by a score of 7-2 Tuesday night at Cleveland to drop to 45-105 overall and 24-51 on the road. Grayson Greiner led the charge for the Tigers as he finished 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Dawel Lugo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run. Victor Reyes ended the game 1-for-4 with an RBI. Zac Reininger took the loss as he gave up four earned runs on five hits with two strikeouts and one walk over two innings. Spencer Turnbull will start tonight for Detroit as he enters with a 3-15 record, 4.77 ERA and 1.48 WHIP plus 126 strikeouts over 132 innings of work.
Mercado helps power Indians
Cleveland secured a 7-2 home win Tuesday night over Detroit to improve to 88-63 overall and 45-31 at home. Oscar Mercado led the Indians offensively as he finished the contest 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored. Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Carlos Santana ended the contest 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and three runs. Adam Plutko picked up the win as he gave up two earned runs on four hits with six strikeouts and one walk over six innings. Aaron Civale draws the start tonight as he comes in with a 3-3 record, 1.93 ERA and 1.05 WHIP plus 38 strikeouts across 46 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are 7-21 in the last 28 Trumbull starts. Detroit is 14-38 in its last 52 road games.
The Indians are 5-2 in their last seven games overall. Cleveland is 41-14 in its last 55 Wednesday games.
Cleveland. Don't think twice. Look at the Tigers' record and definitely side with the hosts, but it's your call on the runline. With Civale mowing down opponents like he isn't a rookie, I'm banking on that continuing while Turnbull's struggles continue.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND INDIANS RL -150