Tigers vs. Indians Prediction
The Cleveland Indians are a half-game back of the second AL Wild Card spot heading into tonight's home game versus the Detroit Tigers. Can Cleveland pull even with a win as big favorites in this spot?
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Progressive Field at 7:15PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are a -400 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Tigers are a +355 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Thursday afternoon, 77 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Cleveland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Tigers fall in 10 innings
Detroit lost by a count of 2-1 in 10 innings at Cleveland Wednesday night to drop to 45-101 overall and 24-52 on the road. Jake Rogers paced the offense as he went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Christin Stewart was 1-for-4 with a double. Harold Castro and Brandon Dixon also finished 1-for-4. Jose Cisnero took the loss as he allowed one earned run on one hit with no strikeouts and two walks over one-third of an inning. Daniel Norris draws the start tonight as he enters with a 3-12 record, 4.62 ERA and 1.35 WHIP plus 119 strikeouts over 138 1/3 innings of work.
Puig drives in winning run
Yasiel Puig drove in the game-winning run with a single in the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday night as Cleveland prevailed 2-1 over Detroit. Puig ended the contest 4-for-5 with the single. Carlos Santana finished 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Ryan Flaherty was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Adam Cimber picked up the win in relief as he struck out two over a perfect inning of work. Mike Clevinger gets the start tonight for the Indians as he comes in with an 11-3 record, 2.68 ERA and 1.02 WHIP plus 149 strikeouts over 107 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are 14-40 in their last 54 road games. Detroit is 6-13 in the last 19 Norris road starts.
The Indians are 7-2 in their last nine games overall. Cleveland is 9-3 in the last 12 Clevinger starts.
I don't see the Tigers providing as much resistance here in a getaway game. Clevinger has been locked in most of the season when healthy, while Norris is very hittable and there is plenty of right-handed power on the Indians. I'm going with the runline here with the moneyline being so bloated.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND INDIANS RL -175