Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/22/2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Spencer Turnbull vs. Mike Clevinger
Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians (39-35, 2nd in AL Central) play the Detroit Tigers (26-44, 4th in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The Tigers open this game at +100 while the Indians are coming in at -110. The O/U opens at 9.
The Tigers have been strong for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 26-44-0 SU. The Indians are covering 52.7% of the time, going 39-35-0 straight up. The Indians have been good for oddsmakers as a favorite, going 28-28-0 SU. Detroit has went 19-37-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 33.9% of the time.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers have been a decent Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 30-35-5.
Detroit covers 44.1% of the time away from home, having gone 15-19-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians are covering 54.0% of the time at Progressive Field, going 20-17-0 SU.
The Indians have been a great Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 30-41-3.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
6/19/2019 Jordy Mercer SS Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/14/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/14/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/9/2019 Josh Harrison 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
6/20/2019 Mike Clevinger SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/19/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/18/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/14/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/5/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/5/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
5/28/2019 Danny Salazar SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 26-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 77 strikeouts over his 82.2 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.21 and they have given up 274 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 222 hitters and walked 121 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 658 base hits and 342 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 239 batters and struck out 563. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Detroit is hitting .229, good for 28th in the league. The Tigers hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 73 hits this season in 272 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .452 and an OPS+ of 103. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 236 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Tigers have 549 hits, including 135 doubles and 61 home runs. Detroit has walked 194 times so far this season and they have struck out 697 times as a unit. They have left 472 men on base and have a team OPS of .669. They score 3.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 251 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 39-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.70, Mike Clevinger has a 1-1 record and a 0.72 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 16.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He's allowing 2.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 207 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 237 batters and walked 74 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 582 base knocks and 282 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 211 hitters and struck out 698 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 26th in the league. The Indians hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .357. He has 65 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 222 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 126. Carlos Santana is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .416. He has collected 76 hits in 260 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Indians as a unit have 571 base hits, including 112 doubles and 93 homers. Cleveland has walked 277 times this year and they have struck out on 625 occasions. They have had 495 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 324 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +100
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