Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 8/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Monday, August 15, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
The Detroit Tigers (43-72) are on their way to Progressive Field on Monday where they will meet the Cleveland Guardians (60-53). The pitchers who are expected to start are Drew Hutchison and Kirk McCarty.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are notching 3.2 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 30th in MLB. They have earned a total of 365 runs and have an on-base percentage of .282. The Tigers have hit 163 doubles as a unit and have smacked 66 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 349 RBI's in addition to 853 hits so far this season, while their batting average is sitting at .225. Detroit is slugging .330 and have struck out 1,004 times, while drawing a walk on 269 occasions.
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Tigers pitchers have given up 105 long balls in addition to 504 runs in total (20th in the league). They have walked 358 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.99 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.34 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.29. The Tigers hold a team earned run average of 4.01 this season (19th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 836 hitters.
The Tigers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 69.4% and has entered the game in 103 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 138 base runners on the year and 27.5% of those players earned a run for their team. Tigers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 81 times in addition to having 106 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have sent 413 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have accumulated 65 holds on the season (9th in baseball). They have recorded 25 saves on the year and have blown 11 out of their 36 save opportunities.
The Detroit Tigers have earned 3,008 putouts for the season, in addition to 983 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which puts them in 23rd in pro baseball, and have 95 double plays. The Tigers have transformed 70.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,024 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 13th in the majors.
Hutchison (36-30 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.43 while he has gone up against 2,364 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 570 hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 196 free passes. His ERA is 4.91 (296 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.412. Hutchison has taken the mound for 542 innings and has earned 463 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Guardians have a SLG% of .384 and they have an average of 4.33 runs per game (16th in the league). They have recorded 204 doubles, while walking 318 times as well as racking up 489 runs. Cleveland has accounted for 89 HRs on the year and 465 RBIs. They have struck out on 782 occasions (30th in the league) and have totaled 970 hits. The Cleveland Guardians are sitting with a team OBP of .314 as well as a team batting average of .251 so far this year.
The Guardians hold a team WHIP of 1.214 with a FIP of 3.90 as a squad so far this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.97 (935 strikeouts vs 315 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 900. They have conceded 122 homers and they surrender 4.22 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 469 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.80 (423 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 81 save situations, the Guardians have earned 34 holds and 13 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relievers to take the mound in 43 save opportunities and they have recorded 30 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 111 times in high leverage situations in addition to 92 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.8% of 133 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 9th in the league with a save rate of 69.8%, and they have dispatched 345 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The Cleveland Guardians have turned 89 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in baseball). The Guardians have recorded 1,021 assists, 66 errors and have a tally of 3,004 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 9,012 innings played, the Guardians are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (10th in pro baseball).
McCarty (2-2 career win-loss mark) has earned a 6.04 ERA while conceding 10.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.78 and he has gone up against 98 opposing batters during his career. He has allowed 15 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.567 and a FIP of 7.6. So far in his career, McCarty has surrendered 26 base hits while accumulating 16 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched.
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Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland
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