Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-125) Detroit (+100)
Comerica Park is the venue where Tyler Alexander and the Detroit Tigers (56-60, 3rd in AL Central) will play the Cleveland Indians (55-57, 2nd in AL Central) on Friday. The Indians open this game at -125 while the Tigers are priced at +100. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Zach Plesac and Tyler Alexander.
The Indians have tallied 165 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 139 balls out of the park. Cleveland is slugging .401 and have struck out 956 times, while being walked on 310 occasions. As a team, the Cleveland Indians are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 19th in MLB. They have accumulated 462 RBI's and 855 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate comes in at .233. They have 483 runs scored and have an OBP of .299.
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The Indians are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.44 so far this year (19th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,009 batters. They have walked 381 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.40 as a squad so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.30. Indians pitchers have allowed 149 home runs in addition to 512 total runs (15th in MLB).
Indians bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 99 times and also have had 122 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 50 holds on the year (21st in MLB). The Indians relievers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 97 save situations. They have earned 30 saves so far this year and have blown 15 of their 45 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 143 runners this season with 35.0% of those players earned a run for their team. The Indians have dispatched 374 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Cleveland Indians have amassed 2,917 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 960 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which ranks 15th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 781 double plays. The Indians have turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,751 innings on the field, which ranks them 13th in MLB.
Plesac has thrown 260 innings and has racked up 203 K's so far in his MLB career. Plesac (18-12 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.66 while he has faced 1,052 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.84 (111 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.110. He has given up 224 base hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 65 walks.
The Detroit Tigers have an OBP of .310 and a batting average of .242 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,108 occasions (3rd in MLB) and have earned a total of 923 hits. Detroit has accounted for 129 long balls on the year to go along with 494 RBIs. The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .400 and they have an average of 4.41 runs per outing (17th in the league). They have put up 159 doubles, while taking a walk 369 times as well as recording 512 runs.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.357 with a FIP of 4.66 as a staff this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.32 (910 strikeouts against 392 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 25th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 973. They have conceded 150 homers and they concede 4.96 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Detroit pitching staff have relinquished 554 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.46 (499 earned runs allowed).
Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.1% out of their 176 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 108 times in high leverage situations and also on 112 occasions with runners on. With 104 save situations, the Tigers have compiled 59 holds and also 14 blown saves. They are ranked 7th in MLB with a save percentage of 65.9%, and they have dispatched 406 relievers onto the field on the year. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 41 save opportunities and they have tallied 27 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have twisted 95 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (16th in the majors). The Tigers have 1,032 assists, 65 errors and have notched a total of 3,018 putouts this year. In 9,054 innings played, the Tigers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (19th in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, Alexander has given up 172 hits while he has accumulated 130 punch outs in 150 innings pitched. He has given up 74 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.347 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.33 and he has gone up against 647 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Alexander (5-8 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.44 ERA while allowing 10.3 hits per 9 innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-125)
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