Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Las Vegas Odds & MLB Expert Picks
Saturday, June 23, 2018
by Aengus Moorehead

AL Central Showdown on Tap as Cleveland Hosts Detroit

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Las Vegas Odds & MLB Expert Picks

Detroit Tigers (36-40) vs
Cleveland Indians (41-33)

Time: 6:10 PM ET
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Watch on: FS Detroit, STO
Odds: Indians -280
Total O/U: 8½o (-120)

The red-hot Cleveland Indians will attempt maintain their winning allure and will look to capture their sixth consecutive as they get ready to resume hostilities with the Detroit Tigers. The two AL Central Division rivals are set to compete in the second instalment of a three-game series with the contest set to be broadcasted on the FOX Sports network (Detroit) Saturday evening at 6:10 p.m. ET and live from Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH.

The Indians, who are in the middle of a nine-game home stand, enter this contest as a -280/+230 home favorite, according to MyBookie Sportsbook, with the total sitting on 8½ runs. LH Francisco Liriano (3-2, 3.90 ERA) will attempt to get back into the winner’s circle as he takes his turn for the Tigers while RH Trevor Bauer (6-5, 2.50 ERA) will look to notch back-to-back victories as he gets the call in the opener for the Indians.

Liriano, who was activated from the disable list with a hamstring injury, will make his first start since May 26. The 34-year old struggled mightily in his rehab start last Sunday at Triple-A Toledo surrendering 8 runs across 11 hits in just 4 innings. Liriano allowed 5 runs on 7 hits in 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision in his last start against Cleveland on May 15. The Dominican Republic native is 5-6 with a 4.28 ERA in 17-career starts against the Indians.

Bauer will look to notch his fourth consecutive quality start as he gets ready for Saturday’s outing. The 27-year old threw seven scoreless innings across three hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in a 6-2 win against the White Sox back on Monday. The UCLA product is 3-0 with an impressive 1.17 ERA in three starts against the Tigers this season. In all, the California native is 6-5 with a 5.97 ERA in 14-career starts against the Tigers.

Pitching Matchup:
Tigers: LH Francisco Liriano (3-2, 3.90 ERA)
Indians: RH Trevor Bauer (6-5, 2.50)

Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
921 Detroit - Liriano
+215
922 Cleveland - Bauer
-260
  Total
 
 
Detroit Tigers
 
Cleveland Indians
36-40
Lost 3
0
4.12
4.63
4.39
11-8
25-32
9-7
27-33
32-42-2
-0.51
$844.00
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
Offense
Defense
Team ERA
vs LHP
vs RHP
Fave
Dog
O/U Record
Diff
Money
41-33
Won 5
10
4.97
4.20
3.92
13-8
28-25
38-27
3-6
39-33-2
0.77
-$869.00

Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Betting Trends & Predictions

Detroit:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games
Detroit is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 13 games on the road
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland

Cleveland:
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Cleveland's last 25 games at home
Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland Sunday, June 24

The result:
Cleveland 7, Detroit 3.

Aengus Moorehead MLB Predictions: Cleveland -280
Total O/U: Over 8½ (-120)
MLB Record:
2018 Postseason: 11-8   /   +3.60 Units
2018 Season: 301-233   /   +9.90 Units

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