Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 8/15/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians
Date & Time: 8/15/2021, 5:10 PM UTC
Location: Comerica Park
Latest Odds: CLE -115 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel: BSDET

AL Central Division rivals will square off on Sunday afternoon, when the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers wrap up their weekend series from Comerica Park. The Indians (56-59) are five games below .500 on the road and have fallen 11.5 games behind first place Chicago. Last night, Cleveland went 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base during a 6-4 road loss.

Twenty-four year old righty Triston McKenzie (1-5 5.66 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians in this matchup. Last time out, McKenzie allowed two runs in six innings during a 4-3 home loss versus Oakland.

The Detroit Tigers have won 33 of their first 59 home games and have moved into a tie with Cleveland for second place. On Saturday, Detroit C Eric Haase broke a 4-4 tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning. 3B Jeimer Candelario homered and scored a pair of runs for the Tigers, who improved to 58-61 on the year.

Thirty year old right-hander Drew Hutchison will make his first start of the season for the Tigers. Hutchison has made 79 career major league starts and owns a 5.10 ERA.

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Betting Trends

  • Indians are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Tigers are 16-36 in their last 52 Sunday games.
  • Under is 5-1-1 in Indians last 7 Sunday games.
  • Under is 24-8-1 in Tigers last 33 Sunday games.
  • Indians are 60-18 in the last 78 meetings.
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Free MLB Pick: Cleveland Indians -115

Detroit OF Akil Baddoo has landed on the 7-day concussion injured list after a collision with teammate Derek Hill. Through 115 games, Cleveland ranks 23rd in OPS and 20th in runs scored. For the season, Detroit ranks 19th in OPS and 16th in runs scored. Take the Indians to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Cleveland Indians win 5-4.

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