Tigers vs. Guardians Betting Predictions

by | Last updated Aug 26, 2022 | mlb

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians

Date: Monday August 15th, 03:10 ET

Location: Progressive Field

TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Money Line: Tigers +180 / Guardians -220 (Bovada – 50% bonus! Best live betting! Rebates on ALL your bets! HUGE wagering menu! FAST BTC payouts! What more could you ask for?)

Total Line: 8.0


Detroit: Drew Hutchison (1-6, 4.45)
Cleveland: Aaron Civale (2-5, 6.05)

Tigers Projected Lineup

Jonathan Schoop 2B
Harold Castro 1B
Jeimer Candelario 3B
Willi Castro LF
Victor Reyes RF
Eric Haase C
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Riley Greene CF
Javier Báez SS
Drew Hutchison P

Guardians Projected Lineup

Nolan Jones RF
Austin Hedges C
Andrés Giménez 2B
Oscar Gonzalez RF
José Ramírez 3B
Myles Straw CF
Josh Naylor 1B
Steven Kwan LF
Amed Rosario SS
Aaron Civale P


Detroit Tigers: 43-73-0 SU / OU 41-65-10 / Run Line W/L 51-65-0
Cleveland Guardians: 61-53-0 SU / OU 54-53-7 / Run Line W/L 61-53-0

The Cleveland Guardians host the Detroit Tigers on Monday August 15th at Progressive Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 03:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Cleveland as the favorite (-220), with an OU line set at 8.0.

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In Detroit’s last game, they fell to the White Sox by a score of 5-3. In the loss, Detroit’s pitchers gave up 5 runs on 10 hits. With their 8 hits, the Tigers could only muster 3 runs. Detroit’s loss came as the underdog, getting 180.0 on the moneyline. When looking at the over-under result, the Tigers and White Sox matched the line set at 8.0 runs. With the teams matching the betting line, Detroit’s over-under record sits at 41-65-10, Detroit.

After their 5 most recent games, the Tigers have gone just 0-5. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -8. Detroit’s offense is in the middle of a cold streak, as their offensive production has dipped to just 2.4 runs per game over their last 5 contests. Detroit’s overall series record is just 8-23-6.

The Cleveland Guardians are coming off a big win over the Blue Jays by a score of 7-2. In the winning effort, the team’s pitchers held the Blue Jays to 2 runs and 8 hits. In the victory, the Guardians came up with 13 hits and 7 runs. This was a good win for the Guardians, as they were underdogs at 126.0 on the moneyline. So far, the team has gone into 58 games as the underdog, still finding the win column at a rate of 45.0%. The Guardians and Blue Jays went over the run total line set at 7.0 runs. For the season, the team’s over-under record is 54-53-7.

In their last 5 games, the Guardians have put together a record of 4-1. During this time, the team’s run differential sits at +14. Cleveland is still playing winning baseball, even with their offense averaging just 4.6 runs per game, compared to a season long mark of 4.35. On the season, Cleveland has won more than half of their series, going 17-11-8.

Pitching Matchup

The Detroit Tigers will send Drew Hutchison to the mound with an overall record of 1-6. So far, Hutchison has put together an ERA of 4.45. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 3.17 innings. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.263. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Hutchison, as he is allowing just 0.75 per 9 innings. Up to this point, Hutchison has a strikeout percentage of just 14.0% and a per game average of 2.0. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 4.15 walks per outing.

The Cleveland Guardians will send Aaron Civale to the mound with an overall record of 2-5. Civale gets the start with an ERA of 6.05. On average, he has lasted 4.46 innings per appearance. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.289. Opposing hitters are hitting home runs at an above-average rate against Civale. This year, he is allowing 1.24 HR’s per 9 innings pitched. Civale has accumulated a strikeout percentage of 22.0% and a per game average of 4.31. Throughout the season, Civale has avoided walking batters, allowing just 2.33 per contest.

Detroit vs Cleveland History

For the season, the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Guardians will be playing their 16th game of the season. Currently, Cleveland is winning the season series 8-7. The over-under record in this series sits at 5-8. The average run total in these games is 8.79 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 3.6 runs. Cleveland won last year’s head to head series, grabbing 12 wins to 7. In these 19 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 9-8. Last year, the Tigers and Guardians averaged 8.79 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.95 runs per game.

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Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Guardians Prediction

Heading into Monday’s AL East showdown between Detroit and Cleveland, the over-under betting line is set at 8 runs. With Drew Hutchinson on the mound for Detroit, I expect Cleveland’s offense to have a big game. Look for this to be a higher-scoring game than expected. I recommend taking the over.

Free MLB Pick: Over 8 Runs.


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