Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians 9/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Mike Clevinger
The Detroit Tigers visit Progressive Field on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +198 and Cleveland at -214. 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 Michael Fulmer has a 3-11 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 110 strikeouts over his 132.1 innings pitched and he's given up 126 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. 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 4.43. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,258 base hits and 634 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. Nick Castellanos is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 165 hits this season in 561 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 127. Victor Martinez is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 445 at bats. His OPS+ is 76 while his slugging percentage is at .348. 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 3.16, Mike Clevinger has a 11-8 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 191 strikeouts over the 182.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 157 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. 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 9th 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 7th 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. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .393. He has 148 hits this year along with 99 RBI in 528 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .574 with an OPS+ of 156. Francisco Lindor is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 170 hits in 600 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .525. 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?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +198
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks