Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 5/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+160) Cleveland (-190)
The Cleveland Guardians (16-19) host the Detroit Tigers (13-25) at Progressive Field on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has Detroit at +160 while Cleveland is at -190. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Alex Faedo and Shane Bieber.
Detroit has a slugging % of .317 and have struck out 319 times, while being walked on 100 occasions. They have 103 runs batted in as well as 272 base knocks this year, and their team batting average is at .222. The Tigers have recorded 47 doubles as a team and have knocked 20 baseballs out of the park. They have 105 runs while holding a team OBP of .286. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 2.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 30th in MLB.
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The Tigers have an ERA of 3.60 on the campaign (11th in the league), and they have rung up 280 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 117 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.96 as a team on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.39 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. Tigers pitchers have conceded 37 long balls and 149 runs (11th in MLB).
Tigers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 29 times in addition to having 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 20 holds on the season (19th in MLB). The Tigers bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 33 save situations. They have recorded 8 saves for the season and have blown 4 of their 12 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 47 base runners so far this season with 17.0% of them crossed home plate. The Tigers have sent 136 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Detroit Tigers have 991 putouts this season, as well as 325 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which is 16th in pro baseball, and have 28 double plays. The Tigers have transformed 72.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,973 innings on the field, ranking them 6th in baseball.
Faedo (0-1 career record) has a FIP of 3.99 while he has gone up against 64 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 16 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 4 free passes. His earned run average is 2.87 (5 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.277. Faedo has pitched in 15 innings and has earned 12 punch outs during his MLB career.
The Cleveland Guardians have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .312 as well as a team batting average of .245 so far this season. They have been rung up on 260 occasions (30th in the league) and have earned a total of 292 hits. Cleveland has accumulated 32 home runs on the campaign to go along with 160 runs batted in. The Guardians hold a team slugging % of .390 and they score 4.66 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have hit 59 doubles, while taking a walk 113 times as well as putting up 163 runs.
The Guardians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.219 and have a FIP of 4.05 as a staff on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.51 (279 strikeouts vs 111 free passes). They rank 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 266. They have given up 36 homers and they surrender 4.69 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 161 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.13 (142 earned runs yielded).
Cleveland has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 11 save opportunities and they have walked away with 8 saves. They sit at 6th in baseball with a save rate of 72.7%, and they have sent 115 relievers to the hill so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 41 times in high leverage situations and also on 34 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.8% out of their 42 inherited runners. Sitting with 21 save situations, the Guardians have compiled 9 holds and also 3 blown saves.
In 2,787 innings on the field, the Guardians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (9th in the majors). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 27 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in MLB). The Guardians have racked up 308 assists, 20 errors and have amassed 929 putouts for the season.
In his MLB career, Bieber has allowed 483 base knocks and he has 669 strikeouts in 541 innings pitched. Bieber (42-20 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.32 ERA while allowing 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 200 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.130 and a FIP of 3.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.19 and he has faced 2,209 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+160)
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