Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 8/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+135) Cleveland (-172)
Progressive Field is the site where Zach Plesac and the Cleveland Indians (53-54, 2nd in AL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (53-59, 3rd in AL Central) on Sunday. The Indians open this game at -172 while the Tigers are coming in at +135. The O/U is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Wily Peralta and Zach Plesac.
Detroit has a slugging % of .399 and have been called out on strikes 1,071 times, while being walked on 357 occasions. They have accrued 475 runs batted in in addition to 889 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is at .242. The Tigers have hit 149 doubles as a team and have hit 126 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 491 runs while holding a team OBP of .311. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are notching 4.4 runs per outing, which is 17th in MLB.
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Tigers pitchers have yielded 143 home runs in addition to 540 total runs (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 384 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.65 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.36. The Tigers hold a team earned run average of 4.53 over the course of the season (22nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 877 batters.
Tigers pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 106 times in addition to having 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 55 holds on the campaign (14th in MLB). The Tigers relief pitchers have a save rate of 64.1% and stepped onto the hill in 98 save situations. They have earned 25 saves for the season and have blown 14 of their 39 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 165 runners on the year with 36.4% of them crossed the plate. The Tigers have dispatched 390 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Detroit Tigers have a total of 2,913 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 996 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which puts them in 11th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 812 double plays. The Tigers have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 8,739 innings, which has them sitting at 16th in MLB.
Peralta (53-58 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.56 while he has gone up against 3,571 hitters in the majors. He has given up 874 base hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 317 walks. His earned run average is 4.46 (409 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.442. Peralta has taken the hill for 826 innings and is sitting with 597 punch outs thus far in his career.
The Cleveland Indians have an OBP of .298 in addition to a team batting average of .232 on the season. They have struck out on 916 occasions (24th in baseball) and have recorded 813 hits. Cleveland has accumulated 133 home runs for the season as well as 441 runs batted in. The Indians hold a team SLG% of .400 and they score 4.30 runs per game (19th in MLB). They have hit 158 doubles, while getting a free base 291 times and earning 460 runs.
The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 492 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.50 (463 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 145 homers and they relinquish 4.78 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Indians have a WHIP of 1.305 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.42 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.65 (970 strikeouts vs 366 walks). They are currently ranked 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 843.
Cleveland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 32.8% out of their 137 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 111 times in high leverage situations and on 94 occasions with base runners. With 91 save situations, the Indians have compiled 48 holds and 12 blown saves. They rank 3rd in MLB holding a save rate of 70.7%, and they have dispatched 356 relievers to the hill on the year. Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 41 save opportunities and they have converted 29 saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 85 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in the majors). The Indians have recorded 912 assists, 58 errors and have notched a total of 2,779 putouts over the course of the season. In 8,337 innings on the diamond, the Indians hold a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (17th in MLB).
In his career, Plesac has conceded 222 hits while totaling 197 K's in 256 frames. He has allowed a total of 107 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.108 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 3.18 and he has gone up against 1,033 hitters in his career. Plesac (18-12 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.76 ERA and has given up 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-172)
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