Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 6/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+155) Cleveland (-200)
Jose Urena and the Detroit Tigers (34-44, 3rd in AL Central) travel to Progressive Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (41-33, 2nd in AL Central). The Indians open this contest at -200 while the Tigers are coming in at +155. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Jose Urena and Bailey Ober.
As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are recording 3.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 27th in the league. They have tallied 303 runs and have an OBP of .302. The Tigers have hit 99 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 81 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 292 runs batted in and 589 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is .230. Detroit has a slugging % of .378 and have been called out on strikes 775 times, while being walked on 247 occasions.
The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.49 this year (21st in the league), and they have struck out 625 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 282 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.52 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.22 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Tigers pitchers have allowed 92 home runs and also 375 runs in total (22nd in the league).
Tigers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 70 times as well as having 74 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 37 holds so far this season (15th in MLB). The Tigers relief pitchers have earned 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 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 107 base runners for the season and 33.6% of those players crossed the plate. The Tigers have sent 266 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Tigers have converted 69.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,102 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 19th in MLB. The Detroit Tigers have earned a total of 2,034 putouts so far this season, as well as 696 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which ranks 24th in pro baseball, and they have turned 560 double plays.
Urena has thrown 666 innings and has totaled 448 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.74 (351 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.372. He has conceded 674 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) with 240 walks. Urena (34-54 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.75 while going up against 2,873 opposing batters in the majors.
The Cleveland Indians have earned a team OBP of .295 and a batting average of .226 this season. They have been rung up on 612 occasions (29th in baseball) and have 545 base knocks. Cleveland has a total of 89 home runs for the season to go along with 302 runs batted in. The Indians have a team slugging % of .388 and they score 4.31 runs per outing (14th in baseball). They have 103 two-baggers, while walking 213 times as well as scoring 319 runs.
The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.282 with a FIP of 4.13 as a unit on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 (714 strikeouts against 268 free passes). They come in at 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 558. They have relinquished 91 home runs and they surrender 4.50 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball). The Cleveland pitching staff have allowed 322 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.23 (303 earned runs conceded).
Cleveland has called on relievers to take the mound in 27 save chances and they have earned 22 saves. They sit at 1st in baseball with a save percentage of 81.5%, and they have sent 244 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 70 times in high leverage situations and on 67 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.5% out of their 92 inherited base runners. With 62 save situations, the Indians have compiled 33 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 60 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in MLB). The Indians have 627 assists, 40 errors and have 1,934 putouts during this campaign. In 5,802 innings played, the Indians have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (16th in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Ober has surrendered 24 base knocks while he has earned 23 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 11 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.313 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.75 and he has gone up against 90 hitters so far in his career. Ober (0-0 career mark) has a 4.64 ERA while giving up 10.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-200)
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