MLB Preview, Vegas Betting Lines & Predictions on Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers
Detroit Looks for Rare Sweep Over Cleveland
The Detroit Tigers will attempt to maintain their winning allure and will try to capture their fourth consecutive victory as they get set to resume hostilities with the Cleveland Indians. The two AL Central Division rivals are scheduled to compete in the finale of a three-game series with the tilt set to be broadcasted on the FOX Sports network (Detroit) Wednesday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. ET and live from Comerica Park in Detroit, MI.
Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
Location: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Moneyline: Cleveland -195
The Indians have dominated the Tigers in recent times and hadn’t lost two straight games to Detroit since May of last year but that changed on Tuesday when they took Game two 9-8. They were headed for yet another defeat as they trailed the Indians by 4 runs entering the 7th inning but put up 5 runs in the frame to take a 9-8 lead and held on for the win. The Tigers have chance to sweep the Indians at home for the first time since September of 2014 and had lost 11 in a row before the last 2 wins.
The Indians, who are the midst of an eight-game road trip, enter this contest as a -195 favorite, according to BetDSI Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 8 runs. RH Trevor Bauer (2-3, 3.00 ERA) will attempt to rebound from a poor outing as he takes the mound for the Indians while LH Ryan Carpenter (0-0, 7.36 ERA) looks for his first career win as he gets the call for the Tigers.
Bauer, who had not allowed more than 3 runs while collecting 6 quality starts in his first 7 outings, failed to reach the fifth inning for the first time this season in his last start. The 27-year old allowed 5 runs (four earned) across a season-high 11 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against Kansas City back on Friday. The California native is 5-5 with a 7.36 ERA in 12-career starts against the Tigers.
Carpenter made his major league debut back on April 1 in a game he allowed three runs across five hits with a walk and three strikeouts in just three innings in a no-decision against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 27-year old only other trip to mound was in relief when he threw 2/3 scoreless innings with no hits allowed against Seattle last Saturday. The Arizona native kept a 4.15 ERA in 156 innings at the Triple-A level in 2017.
Vegas Beting Pick
Team record: 20-21 SU
Cleveland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
Team record: 19-22 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Detroit is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games
Cleveland at Houston Friday, May 18
Detroit at Seattle Thursday, May 17