Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds
Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Match Preview and Free Picks
Needing one win to clinch the American League Central, the Cleveland Indians quickly removed any suspense for their home fans by scoring 11 times in the first two innings Saturday. With their third straight division title clinched courtesy of a 15-0 drubbing, the Indians could feature a patchwork line in Sunday's rubber match against the Detroit Tigers.
Francisco Lindor set a franchise record with his eighth leadoff homer of the season and Michael Brantley followed with a blast of his own to set the tone as Cleveland became the first team to wrap up its division. Jose Ramirez (3-for-4) scored three runs and knocked in two more to become the first player since Ryan Braun in 2012 with at least 30 homers, 30 stolen bases, 100 RBIs and 100 runs in a season.
Despite winning Friday night's series opener, The Tigers have dropped seven of the last nine meetings to the Indians, getting outscored 71-16. Detroit sends veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano to the mound to face rookie Shane Bieber in the series finale.
Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Starting Pitchers Report
Tigers LH Francisco Liriano (4-10, 4.58 ERA): Liriano was denied in his bid to win consecutive starts for the first time this season when he permitted three runs on four hits over six innings in a loss to Houston on Monday. He won his previous turn with five innings of three-run ball (one earned) against the White Sox to end a span of 17 appearances without a victory. Liriano is 0-2 with a 4.96 ERA in four appearances against Cleveland in 2018.
Indians RH Shane Bieber (10-3, 4.32): Bieber is coming off one of the best performances of the season, ringing up a career-best 11 strikeouts and blanking Tampa Bay on three hits over 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday. The rookie also turned in a masterful effort in beating Detroit on June 22, striking out nine in seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball. Bieber is 4-3 with a 4.93 ERA at home as opposed to a 6-0 mark and 3.92 ERA on the road.
Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends
|Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games|
|Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road|
|Detroit is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games on the road|
|Detroit is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland|
|Detroit is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games when playing Cleveland|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Cleveland|
|Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|Detroit is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends
|Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games|
|Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games|
|Cleveland is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Detroit|
|Cleveland is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing Detroit|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Detroit|
|Cleveland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit|
|Cleveland is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Detroit|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit|
Detroit home to Minnesota Monday, September 17
Cleveland home to Chicago Tuesday, September 18