Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/19/2014
Tuesday, May 20, 7:05 PM on FSDT, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Detroit Tigers - Verlander, J (5-2) vs. Cleveland Indians - Bauer, T (0-1)
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Tuesday night, the Detroit Tigers will take the field behind Justin Verlander as they face the Cleveland Indians and Trevor Bauer. Verlander will make his 10th start of the year as Bauer makes his 2nd.
Justin Verlander improved his record to 5 – 2 with an ERA of 3.15 after winning his last start. In that outing, Verlander went 6 innings and surrendered 5 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Verlander is well on pace to outperform his results in 2013 when he went 13 - 12 with an ERA of 3.46 in 34 starts.
Last season, Verlander was 3 - 1 with a 3.38 ERA in 5 starts against the Indians. This season, he picked up a win after holding the Indians to 3 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings of work.
Trevor Bauer comes into this game fresh off his 2nd call-up from the minors this season. He did well in the minors and in the big leagues, he has an 0 – 1 record with a ERA of 1.50 after losing his only other major league start this year. In that outing, Bauer allowed 2 runs on 4 hits through 6 innings with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. Bauer went 1 – 2 with an ERA of 5.29 in 4 starts last season.
In 2013, Bauer didn’t face the Tigers and has zero experience against the Detroit lineup. Hopefully the scouting report will give him some type of edge.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 16-21-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 1.4
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 23-19-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/14 P Anibal Sanchez Finger 15-day DL (4/27)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 15-day DL (5/14)
05/05/14 1B Jason Giambi Calf 15-day DL (5/4)
05/02/14 2B Jason Kipnis Abdominal 15-day DL (4/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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