Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-116) Detroit (-105)
Comerica Park is the site where Casey Mize and the Detroit Tigers (58-61, 2nd in AL Central) will play the Cleveland Indians (56-59, 3rd in AL Central) on Sunday. The Tigers open this game at -105 while the Indians are priced at -116. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Triston McKenzie and Casey Mize.
Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .401 and have been called out on strikes 968 times, while being walked on 317 occasions. They have recorded 469 runs batted in in addition to 867 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is .232. The Indians have earned 167 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 142 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 490 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .298. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are earning 4.3 runs per outing, which puts them at 19th in the league.
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Indians pitchers have surrendered 153 home runs in addition to 533 total runs (15th in baseball). They have walked 392 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.45 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.61 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Indians are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.55 this year (21st in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,022 hitters.
Indians bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 102 times and also have had 122 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 50 holds on the campaign (22nd in baseball). The Indians relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 97 save situations. They have tallied 30 saves so far this year and have blown 15 out of their 45 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 150 runners for the year and 37.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Indians have sent 380 relievers to the mound this year.
The Cleveland Indians have 2,944 putouts on the year, as well as 967 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 15th in baseball, and have accumulated 789 double plays. The Indians have transformed 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,832 innings, which has them sitting 13th in the majors.
McKenzie has taken the mound for 109 innings and has earned 130 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.92 (60 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.195. He has given up 76 base hits (6.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 55 walks. McKenzie (3-6 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.01 while he has faced 453 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Tigers have a team slugging % of .402 and they have an average of 4.42 runs per outing (17th in MLB). They have hit 162 doubles, while taking a walk 373 times as well as putting up 522 runs. Detroit has accumulated 134 long balls on the season and 504 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,122 occasions (3rd in the league) and have accounted for 940 hits. The Detroit Tigers have an on-base percentage of .310 in addition to a batting average of .242 over the course of the season.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.357 in addition to having a FIP of 4.70 as a staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.31 (918 strikeouts against 397 free passes). They are currently ranked 25th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 993. They have given up 155 home runs and they allow 4.97 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 565 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.46 (508 earned runs conceded).
Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.1% out of 176 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 109 times in high leverage situations in addition to 112 occasions with runners on base. With 106 save situations, the Tigers have accumulated 60 holds and 14 blown saves. They sit at 6th in baseball with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 411 relievers to the hill so far this season. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 42 save chances and they have walked away with 28 saves.
Out of their 9,135 innings played, the Tigers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (15th in pro baseball). The Detroit Tigers have twisted 97 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (16th in baseball). The Tigers have racked up 1,048 assists, 65 errors and have earned a total of 3,045 putouts so far this year.
So far in his MLB career, Mize has surrendered 134 hits while he has totaled 120 strikeouts in 148 frames. Mize (6-9 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.30 earned run average while surrendering 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 71 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.204 and having a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and he has gone up against 622 hitters so far in his MLB career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-116)
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