Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians 4/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Trevor Bauer
The Detroit Tigers visit Progressive Field on Thursday, April 12, 2018 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +230 and Cleveland at -280. The Tigers have a 3-7-0 over/under record and a 5-5-0 run line mark. The Indians are 3-8-0 against the run line and have a 3-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 5-5-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 3-8-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 3-8-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/10/18 SS Jose Iglesias Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Cleveland Indians
04/10/18 CF Mikie Mahtook Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Cleveland Indians
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
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 Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Giovanny Urshela Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 4-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 0.68 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 13.1 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 33 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 73 base hits and 34 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 29 batters and struck out 72. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 3.50.
As a team Detroit is hitting .213, good for 28th in the league. The Tigers hold a .310 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 9 hits this season in 37 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 101. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 40 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Tigers have 74 hits, including 22 doubles and 2 home runs. Detroit has walked 39 times so far this season and they have struck out 82 times as a unit. They have left 75 men on base and have a team OPS of .611. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 39 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 6-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.08, Trevor Bauer has a 0-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.90 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .183 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 2.99. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 77 base knocks and 33 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 25 hitters and struck out 94 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .158, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .284 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .252, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 5.0 hits per contest. Yonder Alonso comes into this matchup batting .167 with an OBP of .250. He has 6 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 36 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .361 with an OPS+ of 75. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .158 this season and he has an OBP of .256. He has collected 6 hits in 38 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .395. The Indians as a unit have 55 base hits, including 8 doubles and 12 homers. Cleveland has walked 40 times this year and they have struck out on 90 occasions. They have had 66 men left on base and have an OPS of .536. They have scored 2.82 runs per game and totaled 31 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +230
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