Indians vs. Tigers - 4/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (5-0) at Cleveland Indians (2-3)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
K Lobstein (0-0) (0.00) vs. T House (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -118 / Detroit Tigers +108 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, SportsTime Ohio
The Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers face off on Sunday at Progressive Field for game three of their MLB AL Central series.
The Cleveland Indians had plenty of momentum coming into their series with the Tigers but they have opened the series with two losses and look to salvage a win on Sunday. On Saturday Jerry Sands had three hits and four RBI’s, Jason Kipnis had two hits, and Carlos Santana and Mike Aviles each had a hit and scored two runs as the Indians scored six runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber allowed seven hits and two runs while striking out 10 over 6.1 innings to not factor in the decision as Bryan Shaw blew the save and Cody Allen eventually took the loss. For Sunday’s game the Indians start T.J. House who makes his first state of the year. Last season House went 5-3 with a 3.35 ERA striking out 80 over 102 innings.
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The Detroit Tigers blew two leads on Saturday but bounced back and rallied to get the win. Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler had four hits each and Anthony Gose hit a home run as the Tigers scored nine runs on 14 hits. Starting pitcher David Price allowed four hits and three runs striking out six over 5.2 inning to not get a decision as Ian Krol got the win. For Sunday’s game the Tigers start Kyle Lobstein who was 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA last season striking out 27 over 39.1 innings.
Cleveland is 11-1 in game three of a series, 1-4 as a home favorite, and 5-0 in House’s last five starts as a home favorite. Detroit is 6-0 against the AL Central, 6-13 as a road underdog, and 1-9 on the road against a left-handed starter. Detroit is 20-7 in their last 27 games in Cleveland.
The total is set at 8.5 and this deep into the rotation the play is going to be the over for my free pick. My stronger play is on the winner and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. As always my Premium Picks are available for individual sale at Picks and Parlays.