Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 5/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Mike Fiers
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers on Monday, May 14, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Mike Fiers for the Tigers.
Cleveland opens at -220 while Detroit opens at +203. The Indians have a 19-18-1 over/under record and a 15-23-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 20-18-0 against the run line and have a 16-21-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 19-18-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 15-23-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 16-21-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 20-18-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/13/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hamstring 10-day DL (05/12)
05/13/18 P Tyler Olson Paternity List is out indefinitely
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
05/03/18 P Nick Goody Elbow 10-day DL (05/03)
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/13/18 3B Jeimer Candelario Wrist is "?" Monday vs Cleveland Indians
05/13/18 LF Nicholas Castellanos Finger is "?" Monday vs Cleveland Indians
05/08/18 P Alex Wilson Foot 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Shoulder 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 10-day DL (05/09)
05/04/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Hamstring 10-day DL (05/04)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 19-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.03 this year. He has 53 strikeouts over his 52.1 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.36 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 104 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 312 base hits and 158 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 99 batters and struck out 335. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .243, good for 17th in the league. The Indians hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 50 hits this season in 161 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .615 and an OPS+ of 155. Jose Ramirez is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 147 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Indians have 323 hits, including 70 doubles and 57 home runs. Cleveland has walked 118 times so far this season and they have struck out 339 times as a unit. They have left 256 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 179 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 16-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.73, Mike Fiers has a 3-2 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 21 strikeouts over the 32.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 128 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 323 base knocks and 163 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 291 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 5th in the league. The Tigers hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jeimer Candelario comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .359. He has 40 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 147 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 127. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 47 hits in 144 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Tigers as a unit have 351 base hits, including 88 doubles and 33 homers. Detroit has walked 106 times this year and they have struck out on 297 occasions. They have had 280 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 168 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +203
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