Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-135) Detroit (+115)
Comerica Park is the location where the Detroit Tigers (16-28) will try to beat the Cleveland Guardians (18-23) on Sunday. The odds on this game have Cleveland at -135 while Detroit opens at +115. The total has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Zach Plesac and Beau Brieske.
The Guardians have hit 69 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 36 baseballs out of the stadium. Cleveland has a slugging % of .384 and have struck out 303 times, while being walked on 125 occasions. As a team, the Cleveland Guardians are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 11th in the league. They have amassed 178 RBI's in addition to 336 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average is at .242. They have accounted for 184 runs while holding a team OBP of .307.
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The Guardians hold a team earned run average of 3.96 so far this season (16th in baseball), and they have rung up 328 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.19. Guardians pitchers have surrendered 39 long balls in addition to 180 total runs (12th in baseball). They have walked 125 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.92 as a squad on the year.
Guardians pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 38 times and also have had 43 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 10 holds so far this year (30th in the league). The Guardians bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 72.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 22 save situations. They have 8 saves on the year and have blown 3 of their 11 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 50 runners on the year and 22.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Guardians have dispatched 130 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Cleveland Guardians have notched a total of 1,083 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 361 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 19th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 32 double plays. The Guardians have transformed 71.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,249 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB.
Plesac has taken the ball for 357 innings and has accounted for 273 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.11 (163 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.174. He has surrendered 326 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 93 free passes. Plesac (23-18 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.63 while he has faced 1,471 opposing hitters in the majors.
Detroit has accumulated 25 home runs so far this year to go along with 119 runs batted in. They have recorded 56 doubles, while getting a free base 116 times as well as recording 122 runs. The Detroit Tigers have earned an on-base percentage of .285 as well as a team batting average of .220 so far this year. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .319 and they are recording 2.77 runs per outing (30th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 379 occasions (15th in the league) and are sitting with 314 base knocks.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.193 in addition to having a FIP of 3.90 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.51 (329 strikeouts vs 131 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 325. They have surrendered 41 dingers and they concede 3.98 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 169 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.58 (152 earned runs conceded).
Detroit relievers hold an inherited score rate of 17.0% out of their 53 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 49 times in high leverage situations and on 34 occasions with runners on base. With 38 save situations, the Tigers have 23 holds and 4 blown saves. They sit at 10th in the league with a save rate of 71.4%, and they have sent 158 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Detroit has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 14 save chances and they have recorded 10 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have gotten 36 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in the majors). The Tigers have recorded 382 assists, 23 errors and have 1,148 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 3,444 innings played, the Tigers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (6th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Brieske has conceded 30 hits and he has 18 punch outs in 30 innings. Brieske (0-4 career win-loss mark) has earned a 5.04 ERA and has conceded 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 17 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.385 and having a FIP of 6.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.50 and he has gone up against 132 opposing batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-135)
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