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MLB Betting Preview: Cleveland Guardians vs. Detroit Tigers

August 20, 2023




The Detroit Tigers enter this game having won three of their last five games which includes a 4-3 win on the road against the Cleveland Guardians in game two of the series on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Guardians enter this game having lost three of their last five games which includes Saturday’s 3-4 loss at home in game two of the series against the Detroit Tigers.

BookMaker has the Cleveland Guardians listed as -115 money line favorites at home against the Detroit Tigers and has set the total for the over/under plays at 7.5 runs. Which team will come away with the series win with a win in game three on Sunday? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.

Detroit Tigers Team Preview

The Detroit Tigers enter this game with an overall record of 56-67 which puts them in 3rd place in the AL Central and are coming off a 4-3 win in game two of the series against the Cleveland Guardians.

Offensively, Detroit scored four runs off seven hits with three of the runs coming in the 1st inning when Kerry Carpenter hit a three-run home run that also scored Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson.

The Tigers will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound for game three of the series against the Guardians on Sunday. Rodriguez is 8-6 this season with a 3.13 ERA while recording 109 strikeouts.

Cleveland Guardians Team Preview

The Cleveland Guardians enter this game with an overall record of 59-65 which puts them in 2nd place in the AL Central and are coming off a 3-4 loss against the Detroit Tigers in game two of the series.

Offensively, the Guardians scored three runs off nine hits which included a one-run home run hit by Kole Calhoun in the 1st inning.

Logan Taylor Allen will take the mound for Cleveland against Detroit on Sunday for game three of the series. Allen is 6-5 on the year with an ERA of 3.33 and has recorded 95 strikeouts.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Detroit has won six of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 3.1 to 2.7 in those matchups. The Tigers have won two of the last three games in the series, however, both teams averaged 3 runs per game in those contests.

The under has hit in eight of the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 5.8 runs per game in those contests. The under has hit in the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 6 runs per game in those matchups.

Both pitchers enter this game with ERAs under 3.5 with Logan Taylor Allen having a 3.33 ERA and Eduardo Rodriguez with an ERA of 3.13. The under has been the trend in the series, hitting in eight of the last ten including the previous five matchups in a row. As a result, I am taking the under 7.5 runs for this matchup on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: Under 7.5 runs