Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 6/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+110) Cleveland (-135)
Eli Morgan and the Cleveland Indians (41-32, 2nd in AL Central) host the Detroit Tigers (33-44, 4th in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Monday. The Indians open this game at -135 while the Tigers are priced at +110. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Matt Manning and Eli Morgan.
The Tigers have accounted for 99 doubles as a unit and have knocked 81 baseballs out of the park. Detroit is slugging .381 and have been called out on strikes 767 times, while taking a walk on 241 occasions. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 3.9 runs per contest, which ranks them 26th in MLB. They have amassed 290 RBI's as well as 585 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average is .232. They have earned 301 runs while having a team OBP of .302.
The Tigers have an ERA of 4.54 on the campaign (21st in MLB), and they have rung up 614 batters. They have walked 277 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.55 as a unit on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.38. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 92 long balls and 374 runs (23rd in baseball).
Tigers pitchers have come into the game with runners on 70 times as well as having 72 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 37 holds on the season (13th in MLB). The Tigers relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 63.0% and has come into the game in 66 save situations. They have compiled 17 saves so far this year and have blown 10 of their 27 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 107 base runners on the season and 33.6% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Tigers have sent 264 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Detroit Tigers have accounted for 1,962 putouts thus far, in addition to 668 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which has them ranked 24th in MLB, and have 537 double plays. The Tigers have transformed 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,886 innings, ranking them 21st in pro baseball.
Manning (1-1 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.75 while facing 45 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 9 base hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 4 free passes. His earned run average is 3.38 (4 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.219. Manning has pitched in 10 innings and has accounted for 4 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Cleveland Indians have tallied a team on-base percentage of .296 as well as a batting average of .226 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 602 occasions (29th in MLB) and have tallied 539 base hits. Cleveland has accumulated 88 HRs this year to go along with 300 RBIs. The Indians hold a slugging % of .389 and they earn 4.34 runs per outing (15th in the league). They have recorded 101 doubles, while taking a walk 210 times and racking up 317 runs.
The Cleveland pitching staff have relinquished 314 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.17 (295 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 88 home runs and they allow 4.44 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.275 with a FIP of 4.08 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.72 (707 strikeouts vs 260 walks). They rank 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 551.
Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score rate of 29.9% out of 87 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 70 times in high leverage situations in addition to 65 occasions with runners on. With 62 save situations, the Indians have 33 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They rank 1st in the league holding a save percentage of 81.5%, and they have dispatched 241 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Cleveland has had relief pitchers take the mound in 27 save opportunities and they have walked away with 22 saves.
The Cleveland Indians have twisted 59 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (14th in MLB). The Indians have racked up 611 assists, 40 errors and have accumulated 1,886 putouts so far this season. In 5,658 innings on the diamond, the Indians hold a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in MLB).
Morgan (0-2 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 10.32 ERA while giving up 13.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 7.50 and he has gone up against 54 opposing hitters in his career. He has conceded 13 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.676 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.9. So far in his MLB career, Morgan has conceded 17 base knocks while totaling 15 punch outs in 11 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-135)
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