Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Matthew Boyd and the Detroit Tigers (18-30, 5th in AL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (26-20, 2nd in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Thursday.
Cleveland is slugging .385 and have struck out 395 times, while taking a walk on 143 occasions. They have accrued 177 runs batted in as well as 326 hits on the season, while their team batting average comes in at .216. The Indians have earned 71 two-baggers as a team and have hit 56 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 186 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .288. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are earning 4.0 runs per game, which ranks them 21st in MLB.
The Indians have compiled a team earned run average of 3.76 so far this season (9th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 446 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.58 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.23. Indians pitchers have conceded 59 home runs and 184 runs (8th in the league). They have walked 173 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.22 as a team this season.
The Indians have sent 144 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 54 runners this season with 29.6% of them crossed the plate. They have compiled 16 saves this season and have blown 2 of their 18 save opportunities. The Indians relievers have earned a save rate of 88.9% and has entered the game in 37 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 19 holds this year (23rd in MLB). Indians relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 40 times in addition to having 48 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Indians have earned a total of 1,229 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 412 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which puts them in 9th in professional baseball, and have earned 309 double plays. The Indians have turned 71.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,687 innings, which has them sitting at 6th in pro baseball.
Bieber has thrown 471 innings and is sitting with 597 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.32 (174 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.120. He has given up 421 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 107 free passes. Bieber (38-17 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.04 and he has faced 1,917 batters during his time in the majors.
The Detroit Tigers have an OBP of .296 and a team batting average of .229 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 493 instances (3rd in MLB) and have notched a total of 361 hits. Detroit has recorded 44 long balls on the season to go along with 171 RBIs. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .360 and they are earning 3.62 runs per outing (28th in the league). They have recorded 53 doubles, while getting a free base 142 times as well as scoring 174 runs.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.369 with a FIP of 4.51 as a pitching staff for the year. They are currently ranked 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 393. The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 236 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.66 (213 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.22 (378 strikeouts vs 170 walks). They have conceded 57 long balls and they relinquish 5.17 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league).
Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 17 save chances and they have come away with 10 saves. They are ranked 18th in baseball holding a save percentage of 58.8%, and they have dispatched 150 relievers to the mound for the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 37 times in high leverage situations and also on 41 occasions with base runners. Detroit relievers hold an inherited score rate of 37.7% out of 69 inherited runners. With 43 save situations, the Tigers have accrued 25 holds and also 7 blown saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 38 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in the majors). The Tigers have recorded 424 assists, 31 errors and have notched a total of 1,235 putouts this season. In their 3,705 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (16th in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Boyd has surrendered 760 base knocks while tallying 734 strikeouts in 758 innings. He has conceded a total of 416 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.316 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.08 and he has faced 3,253 opposing batters so far in his career. Boyd (36-59 career record) holds a 4.94 earned run average and has given up 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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