Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 5/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Francisco Liriano
The Cleveland Indians head to Comerica Park on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Francisco Liriano for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -145 and Detroit at +135. The Indians have a 20-18-1 over/under mark and a 16-23-0 run line record. The Tigers are 21-18-0 against the run line and have a 17-21-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 20-18-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 16-23-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 17-21-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 21-18-0 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 20-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 8.06 and a WHIP of 1.79 this year. He has 14 strikeouts over his 25.2 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 14 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 9.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.26 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 107 hitters and walked 39 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 321 base hits and 158 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 100 batters and struck out 342. They have walked 2.5 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 4.17.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Indians hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .321 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 53 hits this season in 165 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .624 and an OPS+ of 160. Jose Ramirez is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 150 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .600. The Indians have 338 hits, including 73 doubles and 60 home runs. Cleveland has walked 124 times so far this season and they have struck out 345 times as a unit. They have left 266 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 190 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 17-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.35, Francisco Liriano has a 3-1 record and a 1.17 WHIP this season. He has 29 strikeouts over the 40.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 27 hits. He allows 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 131 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 334 base knocks and 165 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 297 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 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 4th in the league. The Tigers hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 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 361 base hits, including 89 doubles and 34 homers. Detroit has walked 106 times this year and they have struck out on 301 occasions. They have had 286 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 173 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -145
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