Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction 5/8/2024

The Detroit Tigers (19-17) travel to face off against the Cleveland Guardians (23-13) on Wednesday, May 8th. This game will be played at Progressive Field in Cleveland and televised on BSDET. The Tigers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Guardians are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Tigers. First pitch is set for 1:10 ET.

Tigers vs Guardians

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Detroit rallied for eight runs in the 8th inning in the most recent game of this Tigers vs. Guardians series. The Tigers scored one run in the 1st inning but didn’t score another run until putting up eight in the top of the 8th, picking up an 11-7 win. Heading into the game, the Tigers were at +118 on the money line.

Kenta Maeda only went two innings for the Tigers but gave up just one hit and one earned run. Tyler Holton got the win out of the bullpen. Logan Allen struggled on the mound for the Guardians, giving up seven runs in 2 1/3 innings of work.

Andy Ibanez and Ryan Vilade each had three RBIs for the Tigers’ offense. Ibanez, Jake Rogers, and Wenceel Perez each had two hits and two RBIs.

Detroit is 19-17 overall and 4th in the AL Central, four games behind the Guardians for the division lead. So far, they have been good against other teams in the division, putting up a mark of 10-5. The Tigers will be on the road today, where they are 11-8 this season.

As the road underdog, the Tigers have gone 8-7 this season, and they are an even 10-10 as the underdog overall. Detroit has been in nine series so far, putting together a record of 6-3-2. They are also 9-7 when favored this year.

The Tigers have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 17-19 overall. They have been especially profitable on the run line on the road, where they are 12-7. They have covered the run line in their last two road games and have covered the run line in six of their last eight games as the underdog.

The Tigers’ over/under record for the season is 16-18, with an average line of 8 runs. When the line has been set at 8 runs, the over/under record is 3-4-2. The combined run average for their games this season is 7.9 runs per game. For the season, 11 of their games have had higher over/under lines than 8 runs, which is a 30.6% rate. On the other hand, 16 of their games have had lower over/under lines than 8 runs, which is a 44.4% rate.

Reese Olson Gets The Start For The Tigers

Detroit is sending right-hander Reese Olson to the mound today vs. the Guardians. So far, he has made six starts and has a record of 0-4 with an ERA of 2.70. Olsen’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.23. In his 33 1/3 innings of work, he has only allowed two home runs. Olsen’s last outing came vs. the Yankees, where he went five innings, giving up no earned runs and coming away with a no-decision. Before that, he had lost three straight starts.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Tigers offense is averaging 4 runs per game, which is 21st in the league. They have been a bit better on the road, averaging 4.2 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .228, and their slugging percentage of .364 is also below the league average. Detroit’s offense has been led by Riley Greene and Mark Canha, who have 9 and 5 home runs, respectively.

Riley Greene and Andy Ibanez have been swinging the bat well of late, with Greene batting .345 over his last seven games, and Ibanez has gone 8/18 in his last seven games. Greene also has three homers in this stretch. Wenceel Perez is also swinging a hot bat, going 8/20 in his last six games.

Cleveland is hosting the Tigers today with an overall record of 23-13, good or 1st place in the AL Central. They lead the Twins by 2.5 games for the top spot in the division. So far, they have gone 5-2 in divisional games.

The Guardians have gone just 5-5 over their last 10 games and are currently 8-3 in series this year. At home, they are 11-6 compared to 12-7 on the road. So far, they have been really good in day games, going 10-4 this year.

The Guardians have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 23-13 overall. They have been particularly strong on the road, where they are 13-6 against the run line. As the underdog, they have been even better, going 12-3 against the run line.

Through 34 games, the Cleveland Guardians have played to an average combined run total of 8.7 runs per game. Their over/under record on the season is 19-15. The average over/under line in their games is 8 runs. When the line has been set at 8 runs, their over/under record is 4-2-1. So far this season, 47.2% of their games have had over/under lines set at over 8 runs, while 33.3% have had lines set at under 8 runs.

Tanner Bibee Gets The Start For The Guardians

Tanner Bibee gets the start for the Guardians today and will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Angels. In that May 3rd start, he gave up six earned runs in five innings of work. Bibee has made seven starts this year and has a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 4.46. Opposing batters are hitting .250 off the right-hander this season. Looking back at his last three outings, Bibee has allowed at least one homer in each start. His ERA at home is 8.12 compared to 2.56 on the road.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Guardians offense has been one of the league’s best, averaging 4.9 runs per game, which is 9th in the league. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5.1 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .242, and their team on-base percentage of .316 is 11th in the league. Cleveland comes into the game with a team batting average of .242, which is 13th in the league.

Josh Naylor has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 5/12 in his last four games with two homers and four RBIs. For the season, he is batting .276 with a team-high nine homers. José Ramírez has also been swinging a good bat of late, going 5/18 in his last five games with two homers. Overall, he is batting .245 with a team-high 30 RBIs.

Tigers vs Guardians Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Tigers vs. Guardians matchup is to take the Guardians on the money line at -140. We have the Guardians winning this one by a final score of 5-4. If you’re looking for a parlay option, you could also look to the over/under line, which is sitting at 8 runs. We would take the over, as we have this one finishing with a combined nine runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Tanner Bibee is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is good for eighth among starters. As for Reese Olson, he is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is fifth best among starters.

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