Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 6/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Michael Fulmer
The Cleveland Indians head to Comerica Park on Friday, June 8, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -176 and Detroit at +166. The Indians have a 33-25-2 over/under mark and a 26-34-0 run line record. The Tigers are 33-30-0 against the run line and have a 27-34-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 33-25-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 26-34-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 27-34-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 33-30-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/26/18 P Andrew Miller Knee 10-day DL (05/26)
05/24/18 LF Brandon Guyer Neck 10-day DL (05/20)
05/13/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hamstring 10-day DL (05/12)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
06/06/18 3B Jeimer Candelario Finger is "?" Thursday vs Boston Red Sox
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
05/30/18 P Daniel Stumpf Elbow 10-day DL (05/29)
05/30/18 P Francisco Liriano Hamstring 10-day DL (05/27)
05/08/18 P Alex Wilson Foot 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Shoulder 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 32-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 2.77 and a WHIP of 1.17 this year. He has 97 strikeouts over his 78 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.93 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 162 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 514 base hits and 257 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 152 batters and struck out 537. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Indians hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 73 hits this season in 247 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .547 and an OPS+ of 141. Jose Ramirez is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 228 at bats. His OPS+ is 169 while his slugging percentage is at .632. The Indians have 531 hits, including 118 doubles and 89 home runs. Cleveland has walked 196 times so far this season and they have struck out 502 times as a unit. They have left 414 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 297 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 29-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.73, Michael Fulmer has a 2-5 record and a 1.37 WHIP this season. He has 55 strikeouts over the 66.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 64 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 209 batters and walked 96 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 537 base knocks and 269 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 214 hitters and struck out 466 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.50.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .305. He has 53 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 207 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .372 with an OPS+ of 82. Nick Castellanos is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 81 hits in 243 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .514. The Tigers as a unit have 551 base hits, including 141 doubles and 51 homers. Detroit has walked 166 times this year and they have struck out on 479 occasions. They have had 435 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 265 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -176
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