Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians 9/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Josh Tomlin
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians on Friday, September 14, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Matthew Boyd for the Tigers and Josh Tomlin for the Indians.
Detroit opens at +177 while Cleveland opens at -188. The Tigers have a 61-78-7 over/under record and a 75-71-0 run line mark. The Indians are 68-78-0 against the run line and have a 69-69-8 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 61-78-7 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 75-71-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 69-69-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 68-78-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/13/18 RF Niko Goodrum Quad is out indefinitely
08/31/18 SS Jose Iglesias Abdominal 10-day DL (08/30)
08/15/18 P Artie Lewicki Elbow 60-day DL (08/14)
08/09/18 1B John Hicks Groin 60-day DL (08/07)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/14/18 P Trevor Bauer Ankle 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 60-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 60-day DL (07/28)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
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)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 59-87 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has a 9-12 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.10 this year. He has 148 strikeouts over his 160 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 498 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 455 hitters and walked 200 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,259 base hits and 635 earned runs. They have allowed 191 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 443 batters and struck out 1,092. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team Detroit is hitting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The Tigers hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Victor Martinez is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .295. He has 110 hits this season in 445 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .348 and an OPS+ of 76. Nick Castellanos is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 165 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 561 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The Tigers have 1,202 hits, including 266 doubles and 125 home runs. Detroit has walked 384 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,216 times as a unit. They have left 965 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 3.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 571 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 82-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.63, Josh Tomlin has a 1-5 record and a 1.51 WHIP this season. He has 35 strikeouts over the 55.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 74 hits. He allows 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 411 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,215 base knocks and 552 earned runs this season. They have given up 183 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 355 hitters and struck out 1,387 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .356. He has 170 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 600 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 133. Jose Ramirez is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 148 hits in 528 at bats while driving in 99 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .574. The Indians as a unit have 1,285 base hits, including 266 doubles and 196 homers. Cleveland has walked 489 times this year and they have struck out on 1,073 occasions. They have had 1,006 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.99 runs per game and totaled 729 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -188
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