The MLB is back on the schedule as the Detroit Tigers will clash with the Cleveland Indians at the Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. This is game one of a three-game series. The Tigers will start this game with Matthew and he will be opposed by Josh Tomlin.
Detroit Tigers Form
The Tigers are having a bad season this year. They are heading into this game on a bad run as they have lost the last four games. They were battered by the Astros in a three-game series but on a positive note, they lost only by one run. It seems that these games will be a good opportunity for them to start the rebuilding process for the next season.
The Tigers have averaged 34.72 runs per game and have allowed 5.07 runs per game on the road.
Matthew Boyd record against the Indians stands at 1-3 with a 3.05 ERA in seven games (six starts), including 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA in four starts here at Progressive Field.
On the offensive side of the game, the Tigers have been poor this season as they are placed on the 25th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 3.91 runs per game, while also being on the 22nd spot in hitting at .242 and 28th place in homers with a total of 125. On the mound, they have some below average stats as they are placed on the 20th place in the league in ERA at 4.44, while also being on the 19th place in WHIP at 1.32 and 27th spot in K’s with 1092.
Cleveland Indians Form
The Indians form is not so good at the moment. They had a good season so far and it seems that they run out of gas in this final part of the regular season. However, they will need to improve as it will be beneficial to head into the postseason in a winning way. The Indians have averaged 5.46 runs per game and have allowed 4.17 runs per game here at home for the year.
Josh Tomlin will start this game and his record against the Tigers stands at 7-6 with a 4.87 ERA in 20 games (14 starts).
On the offensive side of the game, the Indians have been very good this season as they are placed on the 3rd place in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.99 runs per game. They are also placed on the 6th spot in the league in hitting at .256 and 4th place in homers with a total of 196. On the mound, they have been above average as they are placed on the 11th spot in the league in ERA at 3.80, while also being on the 4th spot in WHIP at 1.20 and 5th place in K’s with 1387.
The Tigers are having a bad season and their form is low at the moment. They can only aim to improve and rebuild for next season. On the other side, the Indians need to improve just to keep a winning momentum before heading into the playoffs. They are also the better team and I expect a dominant performance by them. Go for the Indians in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians on 09/14/2018
is: Take the Cleveland Indians -179 (money line bet)
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