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Cleveland Guardians vs. Detroit Tigers

July 10, 2024


Game 3 of a four-game AL Central Divisional series between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Guardians will occur on Wednesday evening. The Cleveland Guardians will travel to Detroit, Michigan, to face the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The game will start at 6:40 PM ET and air on Bally Sports Detroit and Bally Sports Great Lake.


Cleveland Guardians Team Preview


The Cleveland Guardians have the best record in the American League and have a 5.5 game lead over the Minnesota Twins for 1st place in the AL Central at 57-33 following a 9-8 win in extra innings in Game 2 of the series on the road against the Detroit Tigers. The Guardians scored the first six runs in the game following three runs in the 1st and three runs in the 3rd inning, which included Josh Naylor hitting a two-run home run that also scored Jose Ramirez in the 1st inning.


Cleveland has won three of their last four games and has won by an average margin of .75 runs per game in those contests. Ben Lively had one of his worst starts this season after pitching 5 ? innings, allowing six runs, and recording four strikeouts. Cleveland has won three of the five meetings in the series this season against Detroit.


However, the Tigers have outscored the Guardians by an average of 4.6 to 5 runs per game in those contests. The Cleveland Guardians will look to take a 2-1 series advantage in the four-game series when they travel to face the Detroit Tigers for Game 3.


Detroit Tigers Team Preview


The Detroit Tigers saw their four-game winning streak end on Tuesday following an 8-9 loss in Game 2 of the series at home against the Cleveland Guardians. The Tigers have struggled for most of the 2024 MLB season as they are six games below .500 following the loss on Tuesday, which puts them in 4th place in the AL Central and 15 games behind the Cleveland Guardians for 1st place in the division.


The Tigers scored six runs, including four, in the 6th inning to tie the game 7-7, including a three-run home run hit by Gio Urshela, which also scored Colt Keith and Carson Kelly. Kenta Maeda's struggles this season continued on Tuesday as he had his 2nd consecutive game of allowing at least six runs after pitching 2 ? innings, allowing six runs and recording two strikeouts.


The Detroit Tigers will look to get their 5th win in their last six games when they host the Cleveland Guardians for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday evening.


Odds and Series Trends


JustBet has the Cleveland Guardians listed as -150 moneyline favorites on the road against the Detroit Tigers for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon.


Detroit has won six of the last ten while outscoring Cleveland by an average of 5.2 to 3.6 runs per game in those matchups, while the Guardians have won two of the previous three games in the series by an average margin of .33 runs per game.


Game Pick


Cleveland has the best American League record and a 15-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the division. The Guardians have won three of the five meetings this season, including two of the previous three, by an average margin of .33 runs per game.


I look for those trends to continue, so I am taking the moneyline for the Cleveland Guardians when they travel to face the Detroit Tigers for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday evening. 


Spooky Express Pick: Cleveland Guardians (-150)