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Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/4/14

Detroit Tigers (76-63) at Cleveland Indians (71-66)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Progressive Field)

Max Scherzer (R) (15-5) (3.261) vs. Trevor Bauer (R) (5-7) (4.137)

The Line: Cleveland Indians +112 / Detroit Tigers -122 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-DET, STO

The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians wrap up their four-game series on Thursday night.

The Detroit Tigers have won five of their last eight games and are 13 games above .500. The Tigers offense has been carrying the way lately, scoring four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Tigers have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera has eight hits in this series and Ian Kinsler has a seven-game hitting streak. The Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.02, which is 23rd in the majors. Starting is Max Scherzer, who is 15-5 with a 3.26 ERA and has 220 strikeouts in 187.2 innings. Scherzer is 9-4 with a 4.50 ERA in 18 career starts against the Indians.

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/4/14

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The Cleveland Indians have won four of their last six games and are five games above .500. The Indians pitching has led the way during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.62, which is 14th in the majors, and they’ve won six of their last seven when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Michael Brantley has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and Lonnie Chisenhall has hit in nine of his last 10 games. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he’s 5-7 with a 3.99 ERA and has 120 strikeouts in 124 innings. Bauer is 2-0 with 4.42 ERA in three career starts against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 12-2 in Scherzers last 14 starts during game 4 of a series and 44-17 in Scherzers last 61 starts overall. The Indians are 5-1 in Bauers last 6 home starts and 6-2 in Bauers last 8 starts with 4 days of rest. 

See Scherzer and a cheap price, you should usually always take the Tigers. 

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Detroit Tigers -122

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