Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-185) Tigers (+170)
Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers (9-7, 2nd in AL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (10-9, 4th in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Saturday. The Tigers open this matchup at +170 while the Indians are coming in at -185. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Shane Bieber and Spencer Turnbull.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
8/14/2020 Roberto Perez C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/12/2020 Cameron Maybin LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/12/2020 C.J 1B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/10/2020 Buck Farmer RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/9/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/18/2020 Jordan Zimmermann SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 10-9 overall record this season. Bieber has pitched in 356 innings and has tallied 420 punchouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.56 (141 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.123. He has conceded 332 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 68 walks. Bieber (29-13 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.24 and he has gone up against 1,445 opposing batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .171 against the bullpen and they've struck out 61 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.57. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 118 base hits and 48 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 48 batters and struck out 202. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.99 and their FIP as a unit is 3.42.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .195, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .293 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.1 hits per game. Franmil Reyes is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 19 hits this season in 65 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 102. Francisco Lindor is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .284. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .387. The Indians have 115 hits, including 17 doubles and 13 home runs. Cleveland has walked 80 times so far this season and they have struck out 174 times as a unit. They have left 125 men on base and have a team OPS of .596. They score 3.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 62 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Thus far in his career, Turnbull has given up 182 hits while he has accumulated 179 punchouts in 182 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 91 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.383 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.56 and he has gone up against 796 opposing batters in his career. Turnbull (5-19 career mark) has earned a 4.50 ERA and has allowed 9.0 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 63 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 139 base knocks and 82 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 47 hitters and struck out 118 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 18th in the league. The Tigers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .193 with an OBP of .288. He has 11 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 57 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 93. Niko Goodrum is hitting .217 this season and he has an OBP of .258. He has collected 13 hits in 60 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Tigers as a unit have 123 base hits, including 24 doubles and 26 homers. Detroit has walked 43 times this year and they have struck out on 163 occasions. They have had 84 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 82 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians (-185)
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