Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+153) Cleveland (-168)
Jose Urena and the Detroit Tigers (3-4, 5th in AL Central) travel to Progressive Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (3-3, 3rd in AL Central). The Tigers open this contest at +153 while the Indians are coming in at -168. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jose Urena and Logan Allen.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 3.4 runs per game, which ranks them 22nd in MLB. They have racked up 24 runs while having a team OBP of .280. The Tigers have compiled 7 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 8 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 24 runs batted in and 47 hits this year, and their team batting average is .211. Detroit has a slugging rate of .368 and have struck out 70 times, while drawing a walk on 22 occasions.
The Tigers hold a team ERA of 5.29 so far this year (25th in the league), and they have rung up 63 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 26 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.72 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.42 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Tigers pitchers have conceded 11 home runs and 38 total runs (8th in the league).
The Tigers have sent 22 relievers to the hill for the season. The relievers have inherited 6 base runners on the season and 50.0% of those runners ended up scoring. They have earned 2 saves on the season and have blown 2 of 4 save chances. The Tigers relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 9 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 5 holds on the campaign (7th in MLB). Tigers relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 4 times as well as having 4 appearances in high leverage situations.
Urena has taken the hill for 600 frames and is sitting with 411 strikeouts so far in his career. Urena (32-47 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.76 and he has gone up against 2,572 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.65 (310 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.347. He has surrendered 596 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 212 free passes.
The Cleveland Indians are sitting with an on-base percentage of .289 as well as a team batting average of .216 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 43 instances (28th in MLB) and have accounted for 41 hits. Cleveland has recorded 9 long balls for the year as well as 21 runs batted in. The Indians hold a slugging % of .389 and they tally 3.50 runs per outing (21st in the league). They have put up 6 doubles, while walking 20 times and racking up 21 runs.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.077 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.67 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.58 (62 strikeouts vs 24 walks). They sit at 28th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 32. They have surrendered 6 home runs and they relinquish 2.94 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have allowed 17 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 2.94 (17 earned runs yielded).
Cleveland has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 3 save opportunities and they have come away with 2 saves. They rank 11th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 14 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 3 times in high leverage situations in addition to 3 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 17.0% out of 6 inherited base runners. With 3 save situations, the Indians have accrued 0 holds and 1 blown save.
In his career, Allen has surrendered 53 base knocks while he has totaled 27 K's in 43 frames. Allen (2-4 record in his career) has earned a 5.19 earned run average while surrendering 11.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 25 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.731 and a FIP of 5.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.23 and he has faced 197 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-168)
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