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Indians at Tigers 9/17/20 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds & Info

Game Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians
Date & Time Thursday September 17, 2020, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Comerica Park 2100 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48226, USA
Latest odds
CLE -270 ; O/U 7.5
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The Cleveland Indians open a four-game series on the road Thursday against American League Central rival the Detroit Tigers. The Indians dropped to 26-22 following a 6-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Cleveland has lost each of its last seven and is six games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. Cleveland is at risk of falling out of the postseason picture if the Indians do not turn things around quickly.

Shortstop Francisco Lindor is batting .286 to lead Cleveland and has a team-high 55 hits. Third baseman Jose Ramirez is leading in home runs with 11 and RBIs with 28 and first baseman Carlos Santana has a team-high .362 on-base percentage. On Thursday, Cleveland will send Shane Bieber to the mound. The right-hander 7-1 with an ERA of 1.53, 102 Ks and 16 BBs. 

Detroit improved to 21-26 following its 6-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Tigers but nevertheless Detroit has lost five of its last seven and is in fourth place in the AL Central 10 ½ games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox. Detroit is having problems on the mound as the Tigers team ERA of 5.88 is next to last in baseball.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario is batting .333 to lead Detroit and has team-highs in RBIs for 28, hits with 53 and on-base percentage at .391. Second baseman Jonathan Schoop is leading Detroit in home runs with eight. On Thursday, Detroit will send Casey Mize to the mound. The right-hander 0-1 with an ERA of 5.85, 21 Ks and 8 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Cleveland is 0-7 in its last 7
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Indians last 5
  • Detroit is 4-10 in it last 14
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Tigers last 5

Free MLB Pick:

Cleveland Indians -1.5 (-145)

The Cleveland Indians have lost each of their last seven, but will turn things around with a victory on the road Thursday over the Detroit Tigers. Detroit has lost 10 of its last 14. The Indians will send their ace Shane Bieber to the mound. The right-hander is 7-1 with an ERA of 1.53 and 102 strikeouts. Bieber defeated Detroit 3-1 on August 15 allowing just three hits and no runs over seven innings. Final Score Prediction, Cleveland Indians win 5-0.

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