Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians 6/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Trevor Bauer
The Detroit Tigers head to Progressive Field on Saturday, June 23, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Francisco Liriano for the Tigers and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +242 and Cleveland at -265. The Tigers have a 31-42-2 over/under mark and a 40-35-0 run line record. The Indians are 34-39-0 against the run line and have a 38-33-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 31-42-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 40-35-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 38-33-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 34-39-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
06/20/18 P Drew VerHagen Nose 10-day DL (06/20)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
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)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
06/17/18 P Carlos Carrasco Elbow 10-day DL (06/17)
06/17/18 P Tyler Olson Side 10-day DL (06/17)
05/26/18 P Andrew Miller Knee 10-day DL (05/26)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 36-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.21 this year. He has 45 strikeouts over his 57.2 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 264 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 245 hitters and walked 112 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 640 base hits and 317 earned runs. They have allowed 89 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 246 batters and struck out 566. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team Detroit is hitting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 68 hits this season in 249 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .398 and an OPS+ of 93. Nick Castellanos is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 295 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .488. The Tigers have 651 hits, including 156 doubles and 62 home runs. Detroit has walked 205 times so far this season and they have struck out 596 times as a unit. They have left 527 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 313 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 40-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.50, Trevor Bauer has a 6-5 record and a 1.09 WHIP this season. He has 129 strikeouts over the 100.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 77 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.42 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 193 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 602 base knocks and 293 earned runs this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 181 hitters and struck out 669 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 7th in the league. The Indians hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .366. He has 86 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 299 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 134. Jose Ramirez is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 80 hits in 275 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 162 and a slugging percentage of .611. The Indians as a unit have 645 base hits, including 145 doubles and 102 homers. Cleveland has walked 241 times this year and they have struck out on 600 occasions. They have had 511 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 358 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +242
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