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MLB Pick: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

Jose RamirezThe Detroit Tigers head into Progressive Field in Cleveland for a big four game series with division rivals the Cleveland Indians. The Tigers are just 5-7 versus the Indians so far this season but they have had some good success playing in Cleveland where they are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings.

Head to Head trends

Over is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland.
Tigers are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Cleveland.

Cleveland Indians (-114)

The Cleveland Indians are 3rd in the American League Central 3.5 games back of the 1st place Kansas City Royals. The Indians didn’t get off to the best start this season winning just 11 of their first 28 games and were 4 games under .500 at the half way mark of the season but they have fought their way back and are now within just a few games of a playoff spot. The Indians have played very well at home this season where they have a 39-25 record and +0.21 run differential. On the hill for the Indians today is Cory Kluber who is have an outstanding season with a 13-8 record and 2.52 ERA and Kluber is also actually 3rd in strikeouts with 213.

Cleveland Indians Trends

Indians are 23-5 in their last 28 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
Indians are 15-6 in Klubers last 21 starts.

Detroit Tigers (+104)

The Detroit Tigers are 2nd in the American League Central just a half game back of the Kansas City Royals. The Tigers are 12 games over .500 on the season with 74 wins versus 62 losses. The Tigers have the 3rd highest scoring offense in baseball averaging 4.65 runs per game but are slightly below average on defense allowing 4.41 runs per game. Starting for the Tigers today is David Price who is 12-10 with a 3.32 ERA on the season and Price actually leads the Majors in strikeouts with 224. Price got knocked around by the Yankees in his last start allowing 8 earned runs off 12 hits in just 2 innings of work but on the bright side he threw just 68 pitches so his arm should be fresh for today.

Detroit Tigers Trends

Tigers are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Tigers are 19-8 in their last 27 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.


My Betting tip: I like the Tigers in this one today. Neither team has much of an advantage in this matchup, Detroit’s road record is similar to Cleveland home record, they’re both playing pretty good at the moment and their starting pitchers are equally as good so why am I taking the Tigers? Well they are a small +104 dog but mostly I really expect a big game out of David Price today after throwing just 68 pitches in his last outing he should have a good day today.

Free Pick: Detroit Tigers +104


Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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