Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 8/19/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Progressive Field is the location where the Cleveland Guardians (58-63) will try to defeat the Detroit Tigers (54-66) on Saturday. The expected starting pitchers are Eduardo Rodriguez and Tanner Bibee.
As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are recording 4.0 runs/g, which puts them at 29th in MLB. They have earned 477 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .300. The Tigers have tallied 184 doubles as a unit and have hit 119 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 459 runs batted in in addition to 956 base knocks this year, and their batting average is sitting at .235. Detroit is slugging .378 and have been called out on strikes 1,067 times, while drawing a walk on 356 occasions.
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They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.27. Tigers pitchers have allowed 143 long balls and also 578 total runs (20th in the league). Detroit has conceded 1,013 base hits (8.5 per 9 innings) and 532 earned runs. The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.48 for the season (19th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,007 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 346 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.20 as a team this season.
Tigers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 126 times in addition to having 120 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 69 holds on the year (11th in the league). The Tigers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.2% and has entered the game in 118 save situations. They have tallied 28 saves over the course of the season and have blown 17 out of their 45 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 182 base runners so far this year and 31.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Tigers have dispatched 394 relievers to the hill this year.
The Tigers have turned 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,609 innings, which has them sitting at 14th in the majors. The Detroit Tigers have earned 3,203 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,035 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which is 28th in professional baseball, and they have turned 94 double plays.
Rodriguez has taken the ball for 1,054 innings and has accumulated 1,073 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.05 (474 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.293. He has surrendered 1,009 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 354 free passes. Rodriguez (77-50 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.82 and he has faced 4,470 hitters during his time in the majors.
Cleveland has recorded 88 home runs on the campaign as well as 457 runs batted in. They have recorded 221 doubles, while taking a walk 347 times as well as recording 490 runs. The Cleveland Guardians have recorded a team OBP of .313 as well as a team batting average of .250 this year. The Guardians hold a team slugging % of .380 and they tally 4.05 runs per game (27th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 842 occasions (30th in the league) and have totaled 1,030 base hits.
The Guardians hold a team WHIP of 1.275 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 8.10 (969 strikeouts against 380 free passes). They are currently ranked 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 996. They have given up 122 home runs and they concede 4.10 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 492 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.78 (453 earned runs relinquished).
Cleveland has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 59 save chances and they have recorded 35 saves. They are ranked 19th in baseball with a save rate of 59.3%, and they have dispatched 393 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relievers have come in 145 times in high leverage situations and also on 106 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 21.3% out of 150 inherited base runners. Sitting with 137 save situations, the Guardians have tallied 73 holds and also 24 blown saves.
The Cleveland Guardians have turned 89 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (10th in baseball). The Guardians have 1,064 assists, 58 errors and have a tally of 3,237 putouts so far this season. In 9,711 innings on the field, the Guardians hold a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (7th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Bibee has conceded 96 hits and he has 106 strikeouts in 108 innings. Bibee (9-2 win-loss mark in his career) has a 2.90 ERA while conceding 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 35 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.206 and having a FIP of 3.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.03 and he has gone up against 451 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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